Lars Elton Myhre

Lars Elton Myhre ( born August 17, 1984 in Gjøvik ) is a retired Norwegian alpine skier. He started in all disciplines and was the most successful in the slalom and in the super combined.


Myhre denied his first FIS race in December 1999. In February 2001, he was Norwegian junior champion in slalom, a year later in the giant slalom. In 2002, he first participated in a Junior World Championship and reached its best result sixth place in the slalom. From the season 2002/ 03 Myhre was also in the European Cup at the start. After he reached two good results in the slalom, he was allowed to start in the World Cup on January 5, first time in 2003, but failed to qualify for the second run. At the Junior World Championship 2003, he finished sixth in the combined standings and eighth place in the slalom. As of December 2003 Myhre participated regularly in World Cup races. In his first season, he raced only in slalom and giant slalom, but got no points. Good results come to him at the Junior World Championship 2004 in Maribor, where he won the bronze medal in the combination and drove in all other disciplines in the top eight.

At the beginning of the 2004/05 season Myhre won his first European Cup races, the KO - Slalom in the ski hall of Landgraaf, and finished third in the final standings to sixth place of the slalom standings. On 4 December 2005, he took in the slalom in Beaver Creek, where he went surprisingly to eighth place, his first World Cup points. A month later he reached the tenth place in the Super Combined in Wengen and thus qualified for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. There he was in the slalom at the start, but fell in the first passage from. The following year he took part in the World Championships in Åre and were the best result the tenth rank slalom. From the World Cup season 2006/ 07 Myhre started increasing in the speed disciplines, reaching to end of the season in the downhill of Kvitfjell tenth. In the same year he won his first Norwegian championship titles in downhill, super -G and combined. By 2011, six more titles were added.

His best World Cup result succeeded the Norwegians on 29 November 2007 in the super combination of Beaver Creek, where he finished fifth. In December he was injured in a fall in the giant slalom in Bad Kleinkirchheim at the knee and had to take a multi-week injury break. In the 2008 /09 season he reached two other top 10 places in the World Cup and finished third in World Cup slalom in Val d'Isere eleventh place. Also, two top - 10 finishes he succeeded in the 2009/10 season, in the slalom World Cup he managed for the first time into the top 20 at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 but he left in his two strongest disciplines, the slalom and the super - combination, and finished second in super- G and downhill the places 25 and 31 was less successful World Cup season 2010/ 11, which was his best result of 13th in the super combination of Bansko and in which he in the slalom only came twice into the top 20. At the World Championships 2011 in Garmisch -Partenkirchen, he scored seventh in the super combined, while he was ranked 23 in the slalom. In the 2011/12 season Myhre scored ninth place in the slalom in Wengen recent top 10 in the World Cup.

On November 20, 2013 Myhre gave up Facebook announced his retirement. He cited long-lasting back pain.


Olympic games

  • Vancouver 2010: 25 Super -G, downhill 31

World Championships

  • Åre 2007: 10 Slalom, 15 super combined, downhill 25th, 35th Super -G
  • Val d'Isere 2009: slalom 11
  • Garmisch -Partenkirchen 2011: 7 Super Combined, Slalom 23, 35 departure

Junior World Championships

  • Tarvisio 2002: 6 Slalom, 16 combination, 47 downhill, super-G 66
  • Briançonnais 2003: 6 combination, 8 Slalom, Downhill 18, 19, Super -G, Giant Slalom 32
  • Maribor 2004: 3 combination, 4th Slalom, Super-G, 5, 6, giant slalom, downhill 8

World Cup

  • 9 placings in the top 10

European Cup

  • Season 2011/12: 8 slalom rating
  • 6 podiums, including 4 victories:

Other successes

  • 9 Norwegian championship titles: 2x Departure ( 2007 and 2008 )
  • 2x Super -G (2007 and 2009)
  • 1x Slalom (2009)
  • 1x Combination ( 2007)
  • 3x super combined ( 2009, 2010, 2011)