Skiers to watch out for this Winter Olympics

With just under a month left until the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, we’re super excited to see what the athletes bring to the table!

Here are some of the star skiers who have qualified for the upcoming Olympics, and you should be sure to keep an eye on!

Alpine Skiing

Men

Austrian Alpine Skier, Marcel Hirscher is undoubtedly one to watch this Olympics. His last Olympic win was at the 2014 Winter Olympics, finishing with a silver medal in slalom. He’s had an amazing run at the current Ski World Cup with 7 gold medals, and we’re sure to see him do all he can to get that gold in this coming Olympics!

Norwegian skier, Henrik Kristoffersen is another contender to watch out for. With 9 podium finishes at this seasons World Cup, we can count on him to bring his A-game at the games in Pyeongchang this February!

Here’s a full list of athletes you’ll want to watch out for:

ATHLETE

COUNTRY

Marcel Hirscher

Austria

Henrik Kristoffersen

Norway

Peter Fill

Italy

Aksel Lund Svindal

Norway

Ted Ligety

United States

Bode Miller

United States

Steven Nyman

United States

Andre Weibrecht

United States

Women

One of our favourites – Mikaela Shiffrin, is currently sitting atop the Ski World Cup leaderboard with 11 wins. Her last Olympic gold medal was at the Sochi games in 2014, will she be able to do it again? Let’s hope so!

Swiss born skier, Wendy Holdener is another one to watch out for, she’s currently sitting second on the World Cup Leaderboard. She hasn’t won any medals at the Olympics yet, but this may just be her year!

Here’s a list of contenders you should look out for!

ATHLETE

COUNTRY

Mikaela Shiffrin

United States

Wendy Holdener

Switzerland

Lara Gut

Switzerland

Tina Weirather

Liechtenstein

Megan Mcjames

United States

Resi Stiegler

United States

 

Nordic Skiing

Jan Schmid of Norway, who is currently ranking first in the Ski World Cup leaderboard for Nordic combined is sure to be one to keep an eye on, as well as fellow Norwegian skier, Espen Anderson who debuted only in 2013, and has already won 2 gold medals this Ski World Cup.

More nordic skiers to watch out for:

ATHLETE

COUNTRY

Jan Schmid

Norway

Espen Anderson

Norway

Bryan Fletcher

United States

Eric Frenzel

Germany

Akito Watabe

Japan

Wilhelm Denial

Austria

 

To see athletes from other sport disciplines that have qualified for the Olympics, check out NBC Olympics.

Its clear we’ve got an exciting lineup of athletes to watch this Olympic Winter games, its sure to be epic!

The talent and skills we’ve seen this season has been amazing! We here at Sprongo work to help such athletes and teams to improve and boost athletic performance. Become Olympic ready with our Sprongo app & platform!

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A big congratulations to all the athletes qualified for the Olympics!

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