Markus Larsson ( born January 9, 1979 in Kil ) is a Swedish alpine skier. He specialized long time on the slalom and giant slalom, started also in the super combined, and concentrated Since January 2011 exclusively on the slalom.
His first international success came in 1994 at the Trofeo Topolino Larsson. At the Junior World Championships 1997 in Schladming, he won the gold medal in the combined score as well as the bronze medal in the Super -G and giant slalom. His first World Cup races he contested in November 1999; in 2000 he became Swedish Champion in slalom. In November 2000 he won first World Cup points in 24th place in the slalom at Park City.
A first career peak had Larsson in the 2001/2002 season with two placings in the top ten. At the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City he reached the seventh place in the slalom. During the 2002/2003 season he was in the World Cup hardly get a good result, but at the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz, it was surprising sixth in the combination, as well as tenth in the slalom.
The next two seasons were rather mixed and Larsson did not seem to improve. But then he was on 9 January 2005 with the third place in the World Cup slalom in Chamonix for the first time on the podium. At the 2005 World Championships in Bormio, he missed fourth in slalom medal ranks only slightly; at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, he finished eleventh in the combination, but different from the slalom. At the 2007 World Championships in Åre, he won the Swedish team the silver medal in the team competition. In the slalom and the super combined, he left.
After a total of more than a dozen top-10 results, Markus Larsson won on 18 March 2006, the first a World Cup race, the last slalom of the season 2005/2006 in Åre. Then in December 2006, he won his second World Cup race, the slalom on the Gran Risa in Alta Badia, for themselves. After Larsson has so far reached no further podiums, but numerous top - 10 rankings, where he scored next to the slalom December 2007 to December 2009 and three top-10 results in the disciplines of giant slalom and super-combined. At the 2009 World Championships, the Swede could not attend. He came in January at the Lauberhorn downhill training hard to fall and had the 2008/2009 season prematurely. At the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 was his best result of 16th in the super combined.
Since January 2011, Larsson starts only in slalom. In March 2012 he managed fifth place in Kranjska Gora his best World Cup result for more than three years.
- Salt Lake City 2002: 7 Slalom
- Turin 2006: 11 combination
- Vancouver 2010: 16 Super Combined, Giant Slalom 27, 43 departure
- Sochi 2014: 7 Slalom
- St. Anton 2001: 18 Slalom
- St. Moritz 2003: 6 combination, 10th slalom
- Bormio 2005: 4th Slalom
- Åre 2007: 2nd team competition
Junior World Championships
- Voss 1995: 27 Slalom, Giant Slalom 30
- High -Ybrig 1996: 15 Slalom, 27 downhill, super-G 37
- Schladming 1997: 1 combination, third Super -G, Giant Slalom 3rd, 4th slalom, downhill 31
- Megève 1998: 9 Giant Slalom, Super-G, 15, 42 departure
- Pra Loup 1999: 7 Slalom, Giant Slalom 7, 10, Super -G, downhill 28
- Season 2005/ 06: 9 Slalom World Cup
- Season 2006/ 07: 4th slalom World Cup
- 4 podiums, including two victories:
- Season 1998/99: 5 slalom rating
- Season 1999/ 00: 4 slalom standings
- 6 podiums, including two victories:
- Swedish Champion in slalom in 2000