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Ingemar Stenmark Swedish alpine skier

Swedish alpine skier
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Intro Swedish alpine skier
A.K.A. Stenis, Jan Ingemar Stenmark
Is Skier Athlete Alpine skier
From Sweden
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 18 March 1956, Joesjö, Sweden
Age: 64 years
Star sign PiscesPisces
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Biography

Jan Ingemar Stenmark ([ˈɪŋː(ɛ)mar ²steːnmark]; born 18 March 1956) is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Sweden. He is regarded as one of the most prominent Swedish athletes ever, and as the greatest slalom and giant slalom specialist of all time. He competed for Tärna IK Fjällvinden.

Biography

Born in Joesjö, Storuman Municipality, Lapland, Stenmark's family moved to Tärnaby near Norway when he was four years old. He became a childhood neighbour of Stig Strand (also born 1956), who tied Stenmark for the World Cup slalom title in 1983. Stenmark began skiing at the age of five and won his first national competition at age eight.

Competitive record

Stenmark made his World Cup debut in December 1973 at age 17. He has won more international races than any other alpine skier to date: he took 86 World Cup wins (46 giant slaloms and 40 slaloms). His closest competitor is Lindsey Vonn, who achieved 82 WC victories in her career. Stenmark won only in the two technical disciplines: slalom and giant slalom (the other events are downhill, super-G, first run in December 1982, and combined). He rarely competed in the other disciplines, as he was not comfortable with speeds in excess of 120 km/h (75 mph). Stenmark still has the record for the biggest win-margin in a World Cup alpine race: 4,06 seconds ahead of 2nd placed Bojan Križaj in Jasna on 4 February 1979. Stenmark was known as a quiet champion, with short, but polite, responses to media questions.

For his three straight World Cup titles (1976–78), Stenmark earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1979 (shared with Erik Håker and Raisa Smetanina). Stenmark also earned the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal twice (1975, 1978). His 1978 medal was shared with tennis player Björn Borg, making them the only two men to ever win the honor twice (female alpine skier Anja Pärson received the medal in 2006 and 2007).

At the World Championships in 1978 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen West Germany, Stenmark won the slalom by two-thirds of a second and the giant slalom by over two seconds, and successfully defended both world titles at the Winter Olympics in 1980 at Lake Placid, which also were counted as world championships. At the next worlds in 1982 in Austria, he had a sub-standard first run in the giant slalom and was upset by American Steve Mahre and settled for silver. Stenmark rebounded in the slalom and became the first to win the same title in three consecutive world championships. At age 25, it was his final medal in a major competition.

Stenmark was not allowed to participate in the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for accepting promotional payments directly, rather than through the national ski federation. Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein was also banned; both were double gold medalists in 1980. Marc Girardelli, who was the best slalom racer during the 1983-84 season, wasn't allowed to participate either. In his case it was because he didn't have citizenship in Luxembourg, the country for which he competed. Stenmark was allowed back into the Olympic competition in 1988, but was past his prime and did not win a medal (however, he had the fastest second run of the slalom competition). He retired from World Cup competition at the end of the 1989 season in March, days before his 33rd birthday.

Other

During the years from 1976 to 1978 Stenmark, along with tennis player Björn Borg, became a national icon in Sweden. This was not changed by the fact that he moved to Monaco in 1980 for tax reasons. At age 40, he won the Swedish Superstars championship in 1996. On 26 December 2004, Stenmark survived the Indian Ocean earthquake while on vacation in Thailand. In 2015, he was a celebrity dancer on the Let's Dance 2015, where he teamed up with professional dancer Cecilia Ehrling.

Personal

Stenmark was married to Ann Uvhagen, a Lufthansa airline hostess, 1984–1987,. They have a daughter, born 1984.

In 2016 he married his girlfriend of some ten years, Tarja Olli from Jakobstad, Finland, with whom he has another daughter, born 2008.

World Cup results

Season titles

  • 19 titles - (3 overall, 8 GS, 8 SL)
Overall Slalom Giant Slalom
1976
1977
1978
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1983
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1984
3 8 8

Season standings

Season  Age   Overall   Slalom  Giant
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1974 17 12 6
1975 18 2 1 1
1976 19 1 1 1
1977 20 1 1 1
1978 21 1 1 1
1979 22 5 1 1
1980 23 2 1 1
1981 24 2 1 1 15
1982 25 2 2 2
1983 26 2 1 2 23
1984 27 2 2 1
1985 28 6 3 10 25
1986 29 5 2 2
1987 30 6 2 7
1988 31 21 16 9
1989 32 17 21 4

Race victories

86 wins - (46 GS, 40 SL), 155 podiums

Season Date Location Discipline
1975 17 Dec 1974 Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
12 Jan 1975    Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
21 Feb 1975 Naeba, Japan Giant slalom
2 Mar 1975 Garibaldi (Whistler), Canada Giant slalom
13 Mar 1975 Sun Valley, USA Giant slalom
1976 15 Dec 1975 Sterzing / Vipiteno, Italy Slalom
11 Jan 1976    Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
24 Jan 1976 Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
27 Jan 1976 Zwiesel, West Germany Giant slalom
7 Mar 1976 Copper Mountain, USA Slalom
14 Mar 1976 Aspen, USA Slalom
1977 3 Jan 1977    Laax, Switzerland Slalom
10 Jan 1977 Berchtesgaden, W. Germany Slalom
16 Jan 1977 Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
23 Jan 1977    Wengen, Switzerland Slalom
6 Feb 1977 St. Anton, Austria Slalom
6 Mar 1977 Sun Valley, USA   Giant slalom  
18 Mar 1977 Voss, Norway Slalom
20 Mar 1977 Åre, Sweden Slalom
21 Mar 1977 Giant slalom
25 Mar 1977 Sierra Nevada, Spain Giant slalom
1978 10 Dec 1977 Val d'Isère, France Giant slalom
13 Dec 1977 Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
14 Dec 1977 Giant slalom
5 Jan 1978 Oberstaufen, West Germany Slalom
8 Jan 1978 Zwiesel, West Germany Giant slalom
9 Jan 1978 Slalom
18 Mar 1978    Arosa, Switzerland Giant slalom
1979 9 Dec 1978 Schladming, Austria Giant slalom
21 Dec 1978 Kranjska Gora, Yugoslavia Slalom
22 Dec 1978 Giant slalom
7 Jan 1979 Courchevel, France Giant slalom
16 Jan 1979    Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom
23 Jan 1979 Steinach, Austria Giant slalom
4 Feb 1979 Jasná, Czechoslovakia Giant slalom
10 Feb 1979 Åre, Sweden Giant slalom
11 Feb 1979 Slalom
4 Mar 1979 Lake Placid, USA Giant slalom
12 Mar 1979 Heavenly Valley, USA Giant slalom
17 Mar 1979 Furano, Japan Slalom
19 Mar 1979 Giant slalom
1980 8 Dec 1979 Val d'Isère, France Giant slalom
11 Dec 1979 Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
12 Dec 1979 Giant slalom
21 Jan 1980    Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom
27 Jan 1980 Chamonix, France Slalom
27 Feb 1980 Waterville Valley, USA Slalom
1 Mar 1980 Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada Giant slalom
10 Mar 1980 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Slalom
11 Mar 1980 Giant slalom
13 Mar 1980 Saalbach, Austria Giant slalom
15 Mar 1980 Slalom
1981 9 Dec 1980 Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
10 Dec 1980 Giant slalom
6 Jan 1981 Morzine, France Giant slalom
18 Jan 1981 Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
26 Jan 1981    Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom
1 Feb 1981 St. Anton, Austria Slalom
2 Feb 1981 Schladming, Austria Giant slalom
8 Feb 1981 Oslo, Norway Slalom
11 Feb 1981 Voss, Norway Giant slalom
14 Feb 1981 Åre, Sweden Giant slalom
1982 9 Jan 1982 Morzine, France Giant slalom
12 Jan 1982 Bad Wiessee, West Germany Slalom
17 Jan 1982 Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
19 Jan 1982    Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom
9 Feb 1982 Kirchberg, Austria Giant slalom
1983 14 Dec 1982 Courmayeur, Italy Slalom
23 Jan 1983 Kitzbühel, Austria Slalom
11 Feb 1983 Markstein, France Slalom
13 Feb 1983 Todtnau, West Germany Giant slalom
26 Feb 1983 Gällivare, Sweden Giant slalom
1984 13 Dec 1983 Courmayeur, Italy Slalom
20 Dec 1983 Madonna di Campiglio, Italy Slalom
10 Jan 1984    Adelboden, Switzerland Giant slalom
17 Jan 1984    Parpan, Switzerland Slalom
23 Jan 1984 Kirchberg, Austria Giant slalom
4 Feb 1984 Borovetz, Bulgaria Giant slalom
7 Mar 1984 Vail, USA Giant slalom
1986 15 Dec 1985 Alta Badia, Italy Giant slalom
25 Jan 1986 St. Anton, Austria Slalom
27 Feb 1986 Hemsedal, Norway Giant slalom
18 Mar 1986 Lake Placid, USA Giant slalom
1987 29 Nov 1986 Sestriere, Italy Slalom
14 Feb 1987 Markstein, France Slalom
1989 19 Feb 1989 Aspen, USA Giant slalom

Podiums

Discipline 1st 2nd 3rd Total
Slalom 40 29 12 81
Giant 46 13 13 72
Parallel 0 1 0 1
Combined 0 0 1 1
86 43 26 155

World championship results

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1974 17 DNF 9
1976 19 DNF2 3
1978 21 1 1
1980 23 1 1
1982 25 1 2
1985 28 4 DNF
1987 30 5 10
1989 32 DNF2 6

Olympic results

  Year    Age   Slalom   Giant 
 slalom 
Super-G Downhill Combined
1976 19 DNF2 3
1980 23 1 1
1984 27
1988 31 5 DNF2
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