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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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