Freeski goes Racing: Jon Olsson wins Overall Giant Slalom standings in Nor-Am-Cup

March 18th, 2010

Jon Olsson is on a mission: The HEAD freeskier wants to qualify for the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 – and not in his own domain but in alpine skiing. Winning the Nor-Am Cup is a first step in the right direction for the Swede.

Competing in the alpine disciplines at Olympia 2014

For Jon Olsson, everything is going to plan. In his discipline freeskiing, the Swedish athlete is one of the best in the world who has brought home the impressive number of eleven medals at the X-Games so far. But he is on a different mission: a personal bet was the initial reason why he wants to qualify for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi (Russia) – and not in freeskiing but in the alpine competitions.

With his title in the Nor-Am Cup he achieved the objective he had set himself.

Consistent performance is the key to success

Olsson wanted to be among the best in last winter’s Nor-Am Cup. The 27-seven year old athlete did even better than that. He not only won his first race this past season in Panorama (CAN) in the Nor-Am Cup, the American equivalent to the European Cup, but finally even claimed first place in the Giant Slalom.

His consistent performance was the key to success. In six races, the HEAD athlete collected as many as 202 points – enough for the overall victory in Giant Slalom. The first step towards Sochi has been taken!

After this triumphant achievement, Jon Olsson is now geared towards European Cup and further of course World Cup. He still has four more years to complete his mission.