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Ingemar Stenmark

Full name: Jan Ingemar Stenmark
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 18, 1956 in Joesjö, Storuman, Västerbotten, Sweden
Affiliations: Tärna IK Fjällvinden, Tärnaby (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Ingemar Stenmark is the best slalom and giant slalom skier in history. For about a decade, he dominated the World Cup circuit in these events, winning the both World Cups 8 times, as well as three overall World Cups (1976-1978). Competing only in these disciplines, he amassed 86 World Cup victories, a record that is unlikely to be beaten. He won three world titles, grabbing both slalom events in 1978, and taking the slalom gold again in 1982 (with a silver in the giant slalom). He also won both events at the 1980 Olympics, after having gained a bronze in 1976. He might have added more gold medals at the 1984 Winter Olympics, but he was barred as a professional. When he returned in Calgary four years later, he was somewhat past his prime. A 1999 public survey named Stenmark the Swedish athlete of the century. Stenmark hails from the tiny town of Tärnaby (ca. 550 inhabitants), which has produced several other alpine skiers, notably Anja Pärson. Stenmark is currently active as a product developer for Elan, a Slovenian ski brand.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Sweden SWE AC DNF
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Sweden SWE AC DNF
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Sweden SWE 5

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 3 3:27.41
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 1 8 1:46.51
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 2 1 1:40.90
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 1 2:40.74
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 1 3 1:20.49
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 2 1 1:20.25
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings AC DNF
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 1 30 1:08.49
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 2 AC DNF

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings AC DNF
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 1 9 1:02.34
1976 Winter 19 Innsbruck Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 2 AC DNF
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 1 1:44.26
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 1 4 53.89
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 2 1 50.37
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 5 1:40.22
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 1 11 52.71
1988 Winter 31 Calgary Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 2 1 47.51
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