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Jon Olsson is a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer, born in Mora, Sweden (17 August 1982). Olsson started his career as a ski racer but at age 16 he switched his race skis for twin tips and quit ski racing. Eight years later, after a 50 000 SEK (5826.22 USD) bet with fellow skier Jens Byggmark, Olsson started ski racing again with the goal of the bets being to make it to the Olympics in 2014. He now competes in both freestyle and ski racing. Olsson is known for his invention of several new double flips, including a D-spin 720 into a flatspin 540 (DJ flip), a switch double rodeo 1080 (hexo flip), a double flatspin 900 (kangaroo flip), and a switch cork 720 to flatspin 540 (the tornado). Olsson holds nine Winter X_Games medals (+ 2 podiums in big air). He has also won many other events including big air at Winter X-Games 08, The US Free Skiing Open in Vail, The Red Bull Big Air in Åre, Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen and the World Superpipe Championships in Whistler BC. Since Olsson's return to alpine ski racing in 2008 he has won five FIS gs ski racers, with a 10 point fis result at Coronet Peak at the New Zealand National Championships which included a field of Olympians including Ben Griffin and Olivier Jenot. Since 2005 Olsson has hosted the big air event Jon Olsson Invitational, also known as JOI. In 2007 the event was voted best big air event by freeskier magazine. From 2007 to 2010 he also hosted Jon Olsson Super Sessions (JOSS), a freeskiing film contest that takes place in Åre, Sweden. The event consisted of teams of skiers skiing for approximately two weeks with a film crew and creating a short ski film. Olsson made his debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val-d'Isère in December 2010, as part of a plan to make the Swedish alpine ski team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Hans Olsson, a Swedish alpine skier specialising in the speed events, is Jon Olsson's brother.
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Jon Olsson

Jon Olsson

Jon Olsson
Jon Olsson
— Alpine skier —
Olsson in May 2011
Disciplines Giant slalom
Club IFK Mora
Born (1982-08-17) 17 August 1982 (age 35)
Mora, Sweden
World Cup debut 11 December 2010
(age 28)
World Cup
Seasons 2
Wins 0
Podiums 0
Overall titles 0
Discipline titles 0
Jon Olsson is a professional freeskier and alpine ski racer, born in Mora, Sweden (17 August 1982). Olsson started his career as a ski racer but at age 16 he switched his race skis for twin tips and quit ski racing. Eight years later, after a 50 000 SEK (5826.22 USD) bet with fellow skier Jens Byggmark, Olsson started ski racing again with the goal of the bets being to make it to the Olympics in 2014. He now competes in both freestyle and ski racing. Olsson is known for his invention of several new double flips, including a D-spin 720 into a flatspin 540 (DJ flip), a switch double rodeo 1080 (hexo flip), a double flatspin 900 (kangaroo flip), and a switch cork 720 to flatspin 540 (the tornado).

Olsson holds nine Winter X_Games medals (+ 2 podiums in big air). He has also won many other events including big air at Winter X-Games 08, The US Free Skiing Open in Vail, The Red Bull Big Air in Åre, Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen and the World Superpipe Championships in Whistler BC. Since Olsson's return to alpine ski racing in 2008 he has won five FIS gs ski racers, with a 10 point fis result at Coronet Peak at the New Zealand National Championships which included a field of Olympians including Ben Griffin and Olivier Jenot.

Since 2005 Olsson has hosted the big air event Jon Olsson Invitational, also known as JOI. In 2007 the event was voted best big air event by freeskier magazine. From 2007 to 2010 he also hosted Jon Olsson Super Sessions (JOSS), a freeskiing film contest that takes place in Åre, Sweden. The event consisted of teams of skiers skiing for approximately two weeks with a film crew and creating a short ski film. Olsson made his debut in the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Val-d'Isère in December 2010, as part of a plan to make the Swedish alpine ski team at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Hans Olsson, a Swedish alpine skier specialising in the speed events, is Jon Olsson's brother.[1]

Jon Olsson
Medal record
Men's freestyle skiing
Representing  Sweden
X Games
2002 Aspen Big air
2008 Aspen Big air
2004 Aspen Superpipe
2009 Aspen Big air
2003 Aspen Slopestyle
2003 Aspen Superpipe
2004 Aspen Slopestyle
2005 Aspen Superpipe
2005 Aspen Slopestyle
2008 Aspen Slopestyle

Current life

Olsson lives in Monaco and also has a house in Marbella, Spain. His house, 'Casa Camo' was recently sold and he bought a new one, 'Casa Castle'. He is a car collector - having owned a highly customized Audi RS6, a Camo wrapped and supercharged Lamborghini Huracan with 800 horsepower, a Rolls-Royce Wraith named "George", and he currently drives a Mercedes Benz G500 4x4 squared and a new Audi RS6. The G 500 is called "Hans" after his brother, and it has been converted into a convertible so as to fit into the car park of his apartment building in Monaco. He also has a golf cart in Marbella, and often uses his father in-law's Mercedes GLE 63 AMG. Jon has designed and created multiple cars for the famous car rally "Gumball 3000" - the latest being a DTM RS6.[2] He continuously shares his life through social media, documenting his day-to-day adventures through YouTube vlogs, which he uploads periodically throughout the week. In early 2018 he proclaimed he would donate €1,000 to charity for every vlog that was off schedule.[citation needed] In his vlogs, Jon travels the world with his fiancé, fashion and lifestyle blogger Janni Delér and his current cameraman/editor Benjamin Ortega. On the 4th of January 2018, Jon Olsson's Youtube page reached 1 million subscribers.

Competitions

Olsson holds eleven Winter X-Games podiums.[1] He has also won many other events including big air at Winter X-Games 08, The US Free Skiing Open in Vail, The Red Bull Big Air in Åre, Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen and the World Superpipe Championships in Whistler BC. Since Olsson's return to alpine ski racing in 2008 while training with coach, Guenther Birgmann at the Treble Cone Race Academy, he has won five FIS gs ski racers, with a 10 point fis result at Coronet Peak at the New Zealand National Championships.

Results

  • 2011 1st Clash of the Nations, big air
  • 2010 5th King of Style, big air, Stockholm,
  • 2010 8th Budapest Fridge Festival, Budapest, Hun
  • 2010 2nd Relentless Freeze Festival, London
  • 2010 10th Freestyle.ch, big air, Zurich, SUI
  • 2009 5th JOSS Team Sweden
  • 2009 2nd X-Games, big air, Aspen, USA
  • 2008 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 2008 1st X-Games, big air, Aspen, USA
  • 2007 1st Icer Air, big air, San Francisco, USA
  • 2007 1st Ski and Snowboard Festival, big air, Whistler, Canada
  • 2007 1st US Freeskiing Open, slopestyle, Copper Mountain, USA
  • 2006 1st Jon Olsson Invitational, big air, Åre, Sweden
  • 2006 1st Ski and Snowboard Festival, big air, Whistler, Canada
  • 2005 1st World Superpipe Champion, Park City, USA
  • 2005 4th Jon Olsson Invitational, big air, Åre, Sweden
  • 2005 3rd X-Games, superpipe, Aspen, USA
  • 2005 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 2005 3rd US Freeskiing Open, slopestyle, Vail, USA
  • 2005 5th US Freeskiing Open, big air, Vail, USA
  • 2004 2nd Rip Curl, slopestyle, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2004 3rd Rip Curl, Halfpipe, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2004 1st Scandinavian Championships, Big Mountain, Riksgränsen, Sweden
  • 2004 1st Nokia Totally Board, big air, Greece
  • 2004 1st Ski and Snowboard Festival, big air, Whistler, Canada
  • 2004 3rd US Freeskiing Open, big air, Vail, USA
  • 2004 2nd X-Games, superpipe, Aspen, USA
  • 2004 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 2003 2nd Cape TownTotally Board, Nokia, big air
  • 2003 1st Rip Curl, Total, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2003 1st Rip Curl, big air, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2003 3rd Rip Curl, Halfpipe, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2003 2nd Rip Curl, slopestyle, Saas Fee, Switzerland
  • 2003 1st Air we go, big air, Oslo, Norway
  • 2003 2nd King of the Globe, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2003 2nd Freestyle.ch, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2003 1st Ski and Snowboard Festival, big air, Whistler, Canada
  • 2003 1st Ski and Rock, slopestyle, Sälen, Sweden
  • 2003 1st Red Bull Big Air, Åre, Sweden
  • 2003 2nd US Freeskiing Open, slopestyle, Vail, USA
  • 2003 4th US Freeskiing Open, superpipe, Vail, USA
  • 2003 3rd X-Games, superpipe, Aspen, USA
  • 2003 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 2002 1st X-Games, superpipe, Aspen, USA
  • 2002 3rd X-Games, slopestyle, Aspen, USA
  • 1999 1st The Jump, big air, Åre, Sweden
  1. ^ a b "Jon Olsson makes World Cup debut in Val d'Isère". Fisalpine.com. 8 December 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jon Olsson – Official homepage and blog | Bio". jon-olsson.com. Retrieved 2016-02-22. 


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