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Niklas Jonsson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKarl Niklas•Jonsson
Used nameNiklas•Jonsson
Born31 May 1969 in Piteå (SWE)
Measurements178 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsPiteå Elit SK, Piteå (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Niklas Jonsson’s greatest achievement was the Olympic silver medal in the 50 km at Nagano in 1998. He actually participated in the Olympics on four occasions, peaking at the 1998 Olympics. In addition to his silver medal he placed fourth in the relay and was 10th in the pursuit. Jonsson also competed in four World Championships between 1993 and 1999. In the 1993 championships, he was 30th in the 30 km and sixth in the relay. In 1995, he performed slightly better, but again did not win a medal, placing 14th in the 10 km, 11th in the pursuit, and fourth with the relay team. In his last World Ski Championships he was close to the medals again with fourth in the 50 km. His best World Cup finish was third in four different events. He was also a three-time Swedish Champion, in 1993 when he won the 15 km, in 1996 when he clinched first place in the 50 km race, and in 1999, when his relay team from Piteå took the national title.

After his skiing career ended in 2002, he studied economics at Luleå University of Technology, earning his degree in 2006, after which he went into banking, starting work with the Swedish financial group SEB Banken. With time he became office manager and member of the district management team. In 2013 he became CEO of ALMI North, a financing group. He still lives in his native Piteå, Norrbotten with his partner and three children, where he competed for Piteå Elit.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Niklas Jonsson
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 5
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 13
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Niklas Jonsson
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 30
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 27
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) DNS
1998 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Niklas Jonsson
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 25
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 10
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 4
2002 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Niklas Jonsson
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 36
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS
10/10 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 28
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 13