Kjetil Jansrud was born with skis attached to his feet in Stavanger and spent the first two years in Randaberg outside of Stavanger. When he turned three years old the family moved to Vinstra, which is about one hour north of the 1994 Olympic city of Lillehammer. Kjetil Jansrud is a World Cup alpine ski racer and Olympic champion. He races in all five alpine disciplines, and his best event is the giant slalom, with six World Cup podiums and one in the Olympics.
At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Jansrud finished tenth in the combined. He broke his thumb in the Olympic giant slalom which ended his 2006 season. A bulging disc discovered that September kept him out of the entire 2007 season. Jansrud made his first World Cup podium in January 2009 at Adelboden and finished ninth in the super combined at the 2009 World Championships.
He won the silver medal in giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Jansrud won his first World Cup race in March 2012 on home snow at Kvitfjell. At the first men´s race of the 2013 World Championships, Jansrud crashed in the super G, but got up and skied down to the finish. It was later revealed that he tore a ligament in his left knee, ending his 2013 season.
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Jansrud won gold in the Super-G and bronze in the downhill at Rosa Khutor.
The teammate Aksel Lund Svindal is also one of the best a World Cup alpine ski racer and the youngest male Olympic Medal winner in alpine skiing history Henrik Kristoffersen.
More info about Jansrud at his homepage.