Hans Olsson (alpine skier)

Hans Olsson ( born August 27, 1984 in Mora ) is a Swedish alpine skier. He starts mainly in the disciplines of downhill, super -G and super combined. His brother Jon Olsson is also skier.


Olsson's first participation in a FIS race was in January 2000. He initially focused on slalom and giant slalom, then took but gradually from 2002 onwards a change to the faster disciplines. At the Junior World Championship 2004 in Maribor, he won the gold medal, before the Canadians Manuel Osborne - Paradis and François Bourque in the Super -G. On 6 March 2004 he gave his debut in the World Cup in Kvitfjell.

His first World Cup points won Olsson on December 11, 2005 as the 13 super combined in Val d'Isere. On November 29, 2008, he reached in Lake Louise with third place in the downhill his first podium; it was also the first podium finish of Sweden at all in this discipline. At the World Cup finals in Åre 2009 he was once more third parties. In the seasons 2008/ 09 and 2009/10, he reached the 12th or 13th place in the downhill World Cup.

At the 2007 World Championships in Åre Olsson won the silver medal in the team competition and was ranked 21 in the Super -G and rank 23 in the downhill. At the 2009 World Championships in Val d'Isere his best result was 17th place in the Super Combined. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he scored at the same time with the Italian Werner Heel twelfth place in the downhill, super-G and fell in the super - combined, however. In the Alpine World Ski Championships 2011 in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, he reached with the Swedish team the bronze medal in the team competition.

On March 15, 2012 Olsson suffered in the departure of the European Cup Final in La Thuile a tibia and fibula fracture in his right leg.


Olympic games

  • Vancouver 2010: 12 Departure

World Championships

  • Åre 2007: 2nd team competition, 21, Super -G, downhill 23
  • Val d'Isere 2009: 17 Super Combined, Super G 33
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2011: 3 crew, 26 departure

World Cup

  • 2 podiums and 9 other placements in the top ten

European Cup

  • Season 2006/ 07: 2 Combination results
  • Season 2010/ 11: 10th overall, third Super-G standings, 6 departure rating
  • 10 podiums, including 6 victories:

Junior World Championships

  • Briançonnais 2003: 10 combined, 19 giant slalom, slalom 23, 25 downhill, super-G 32
  • Maribor 2004: 1 Super -G

Other successes