Career

  • 26.12.1982
    Born

    1982
  • growing up

  • Get my first pair of skies
    for my 3rd birthday

    1985
  • First time wearing a bib.
    My dad helping me out.

    1986
  • I skied a lot when I was a kid. Got tired
    and could fall asleep anywhere.

    1987
  • I race in my first race.

    1991
  • My brother and I at the Downhill
    Lillehammer´94 Olympics

    1994
  • Won the National Slalom Championship
    for kids under 16

    1998
  • youth

  • Driving around Norway with my school
    Oppdal doing FIS races

    1999
  • After doing FIS races in Scandinavia for 2 years
    I started travelling around Central Europe
    with the Norwegian junior team

    2000
  • One gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the junior world championships in Tarviso Italy

    2002
  • First European Cup win and breakthrough in World Cup with 6th and 9th place in Gröden, Italy

  • First podium worldcup with a 2nd place
    in the combined in Kitzbühel

    2003
  • professional

  • First World Championships with a 5th in Giant Slalom in St. Moritz, Switzerland

  • First World Championship medal with a silver
    in the combined in Bormio, Italy

    2005
  • First World Cup victory in the Super-G
    in Lake Louise, Canada

  • Big crash at downhill course in Val Gardena, Italy.
    I get away with just a few broken ribs.

  • Didn´t get a medal! First Olympic Games.
    Came 5th and 6th, went out in the combined
    after being second in the Downhill.
    Still a great experience!

    2006
  • First downhill WC victory.
    I won the overall super-G and came
    in 2nd overall behind Benni Raich

  • Two gold medals (Downhill and Giant slalom) at the World Championships in Åre, Sweden

    2007
  • March: Take home the overall WC title
    after winning three races in a row
    in Lenzerheide switzerland

  • November: Bad crash in Beaver Creek USA.
    Season is over after a great start with
    two wins and the overall WC lead

  • December: I come back to beaver creek after almost a year off.
    Win the Downhill, Super-G and 3rd in GS. I´m back in the world cup!

    2008
  • Win World Championships in Val d'Isère

    2009
  • Take home the overall World Cup after
    a record close fight with Benni Raich.
    I won with 2 points after the last race.

  • Olympic Gold at the 2010 games
    in Vancouver, Canada!

    2010
  • By the end of the Olympics I had three medals, gold, silver and bronze. In the last race I got to stand on the podium with my teammate Kjetil,
    as he also got a medal.

  • 2011 World Championships in Garmisch, Germany. I defended my title in the Super-Combined and won the gold again.

    2011
  • Felt good to win the super-g title and get a globe again. I ended up 3rd in the overall. It looked good for a while, but Hirscher and Feuz ended up being too strong.

    2012
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