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Andre Myhrer

Alpine Skiing SWE

Andre Myhrer

Andre Myhrer
  • Birth date 1/11/1983
  • Birthplace Bergsjö
  • Residence Bergsjö
  • Height/Weight 6'2"/ 209 lbs
  • Olympics 2006, 2010, 2014

Biography

  • Marital status
  • Married
  • Residence
  • Bergsjö, SWE
  • Club / Team
  • Bergsjo-Hassela Alpina : Sweden
  • Higher education
  • Sports Science - Mid Sweden University: Östersund, SWE
  • Hobbies
  • Playing the guitar, golf. (head.com, 19 Mar 2017)
  • Injuries
  • In January 2017 he injured his back during the World Cup event in Kitzbuhel, Austria.The problem affected the remainder of his 2016/17 season. (expressen.se, 29 Mar 2017; inrikesmagasin.se, 13 Feb 2017)

    He suffered a knee injury ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. He competed at the Games in Sochi but was unable to finish his second run in slalom. He took the remainder of the 2013/14 season to recover from the injury. (halsingeallehanda.se, 15 Dec 2016; fis-ski.com, 15 Aug 2014)
  • Why this sport?
  • His father encouraged him to take up the sport. "I've always been a competitive person and done a lot of different sports. The reason why I focused on skiing is that I think it's so much fun."
  • Most influential person in career
  • His wife Madalene. (halsingeallehanda.se, 15 Dec 2016)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Norwegian alpine skier Lasse Kjus. (pocsports.com, 01 Sep 2013)
  • Ambitions
  • To finish on the podium at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and to win a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships in Are, Sweden. (expressen.se, 29 Mar 2017; inrikesmagasin.se, 13 Feb 2017; halsingeallehanda.se, 15 Dec 2016)
  • Awards and honours
  • He was presented with the 2012 Mikael Ljungberg Scholarship. The award, which is in honour of a Swedish wrestler who died in 2004, is given to athletes who show respect towards their rivals as well as determination during competition. The scholarship also carries a prize of 50,000 Swedish kronar. (swedewrestling.se, 15 Apr 2013)
  • Name of coach
  • Heinzpeter Platter [national]
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He began skiing as a child.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, German, Swedish
  • Family
  • Wife Madalene, son Matheo and daughter Tove [2013]
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