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Niklas Jonsson

Full name: Karl Niklas Jonsson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: May 31, 1969 in Piteå, Norrbotten, Sweden
Affiliations: Piteå Elit SK, Piteå (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Niklas Jonsson’s greatest achievement was the Olympic silver medal in the 50 km at Nagano in 1998. He actually participated in the Olympics on four occasions, peaking at the 1998 Olympics. In addition to his silver medal he placed fourth in the relay and was 10th in the pursuit. Jonsson also competed in four World Championships between 1993 and 1999. In the 1993 championships, he was 30th in the 30 km and sixth in the relay. In 1995, he performed slightly better, but again did not win a medal, placing 14th in the 10 km, 11th in the pursuit, and fourth with the relay team. In his last World Ski Championships he was close to the medals again with fourth in the 50 km. His best World Cup finish was third in four different events. He was also a three-time Swedish Champion, in 1993 when he won the 15 km, in 1996 when he clinched first place in the 50 km race, and in 1999, when his relay team from Piteå took the national title.

After his skiing career ended in 2002, he studied economics at Luleå University of Technology, earning his degree in 2006, after which he went into banking, starting work with the Swedish financial group SEB Banken. With time he became office manager and member of the district management team. In 2013 he became CEO of ALMI North, a financing group. He still lives in his native Piteå, Norrbotten with his partner and three children, where he competed for Piteå Elit.

Results

Men's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 5 28:03.1 3:43.1 20 14:50.0 5
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 30 26:27.6 4:49.6 34 15:13.1 37
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 25 29:04.9 5:03.0 31 18:31.6 34

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 7 1-25:17.6 5:21.3 10 24:57.7 9 42:00.2 9 1-08:14.0 8
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 36 1-16:25.2 18:09.6 39 37:06.0 37 56:44.9 34

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R
1994 Winter 24 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 27 2-17:54.9 4:49.6 16 28:28.7 21 43:25.8 18 1-14:25.5 24 1-30:39.2 29 2-10:53.5 27
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 2 2-05:16.3 21:46.4 6 1-02:52.4 8 1-21:43.4 5 1-56:04.0 2

Men's 10/10 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Sweden 10 kilometres, Classical 33 Q 27:32.0
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Sweden 10 kilometres, Freestyle 28 25:18.1 +1:24 23:53.1 27

Men's 10/15 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1992 Winter 22 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 13 41:02.1 +0:27 40:35.1 43
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 10 41:01.7 +1:40 39:21.7 2

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1998 Winter 28 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Sweden SWE Final Standings 4 26:07.9 52:41.6 9
2002 Winter 32 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Sweden SWE Final Standings 13 22:38.4 1-14:10.1 11
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