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Johan Olsson
Swedish cross-country skier

Johan Olsson

Johan Olsson
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Swedish cross-country skier
Is Cross-country skier
From Sweden
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 March 1980, Skultuna, Sweden
Age 42 years
Star sign Pisces
Family
Spouse: Anna Olsson (cross-country skier)
Stats
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 68 kg
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Johan Arne Olsson (born 19 March 1980) is a Swedish cross-country skiing coach and former skier. He is a two-time Olympic champion who raced from 1998 to 2017. Olsson won five individual FIS Cross-Country World Cup victories and 2 additional podium finishes during his career.

Athletic career

Olsson became an Olympian in 2006 when he was selected to represent Sweden in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He earned a bronze medal in the 4 × 10 km relay and finished 6th in the 15 km event. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Olsson earned a bronze medal in the 30 km pursuit after leading most of the race, and together with the Swedish team he won the gold medal on the 4 × 10 km relay after a deciding performance on the 2nd stage. During the same Olympic Games Olsson won another bronze medal in the 50 km event.

In the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 in Val di Fiemme, Olsson won the prestigious 50 km classical race. He pulled ahead of the pack after 20 km and never let go of his lead. It was an impressive solo performance to win Sweden's first gold medal on the 50 km in a big competition in over 20 years. Olsson also won silver on the 15 km freestyle, finishing 9 seconds behind Petter Northug.

At the 2014 Winter Olympics Olsson won a silver medal at the 15 km classical.

Olsson retired from skiing before the 2015-2016 season, but announced a comeback in April 2016 for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti. Olsson retired from professional skiing in April 2017.

On 12 April 2017, his second retirement from cross-country skiing was announced.

Coaching career

In May 2018, it was announced that Olsson would become a coach for Team Sweden men's cross-country skiing, for the 2018–2019 season, together with Mattias Nilsson and Fredrik Uusitalo.

Cross-country skiing results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Olympic Games

  • 6 medals – (2 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2006 25 6 23 25 Bronze
2010 29 11 Bronze Bronze Gold
2014 33 Silver 9 Gold

World Championships

  • 8 medals – (2 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2005 24 46 21 19 7
2007 26 7 20
2009 28 8 16 6
2011 30 17 16 16 Silver
2013 32 Silver Gold Silver
2015 34 Gold Bronze Silver
2017 36 9 26 Bronze

World Cup

Season standings

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
2001 21 NC N/A N/A N/A N/A
2002 22 NC N/A N/A N/A N/A
2003 23 NC N/A N/A N/A N/A
2004 24 78 52 N/A N/A N/A
2005 25 55 33 N/A N/A N/A
2006 26 74 50 N/A N/A N/A
2007 27 61 36 N/A N/A
2008 28 45 25 N/A
2009 29 14 7 NC N/A 13
2010 30 38 17 NC N/A DNF
2011 31 45 34 NC 7 DNF
2012 32 14 10 NC 5
2013 33 18 16 NC 9 DNF
2014 34 75 44
2015 35 94 54 N/A
2017 37 69 40

Individual podiums

  • 5 victories – (5 WC)
  • 7 podiums – (7 WC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2008–09 13 December 2008 Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
2 24 January 2009 Otepää, Estonia 15 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
3 14 February 2009 Valdidentro, Italy 15 km Individual C World Cup 3rd
4 2011–12 19 November 2011 Sjusjøen, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st
5 11 February 2012 Nové Město, Czech Republic 30 km Mass Start C World Cup 1st
6 18 February 2012 Szklarska Poręba, Poland 15 km Individual C World Cup 1st
7 2012–13 17 February 2013 Davos, Switzerland 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st

Team podiums

  • 1 victory – (1 RL)
  • 9 podiums – (9 RL)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1 2003–04 14 December 2003 Davos, Switzerland 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Larsson / Larsson / Högberg
2 2007–08 9 December 2007 Davos, Switzerland 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Larsson / Södergren / Hellner
3 2008–09 23 November 2008 Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Andreasson / Hellner
4 7 December 2008 La Clusaz, France 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Södergren / Hellner
5 2010–11 21 November 2010 Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Larsson / Rickardsson / Hellner
6 2011–12 20 November 2011 Sjusjøen, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Hellner / Rickardsson / Halfvarsson
7 12 February 2012 Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Södergren / Hellner
8 2012–13 25 November 2012 Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Jönsson / Rickardsson / Hellner
9 20 January 2013 La Clusaz, France 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Halfvarsson / Hellner
10 2016–17 21 January 2017 Ulricehamn, Sweden 4 × 7.5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Rickardsson / Hellner / Halfvarsson

Personal life

Olsson married his former teammate Anna Olsson (née Dahlberg) in 2008. Together they have two daughters, named Molly and Signe.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 28 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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