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Jan Schmid

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Jan Schmid

Jan Schmid
  • Birth date 11/24/1983
  • Birthplace Trondheim
  • Hometown Trondheim
  • Residence Trondheim
  • Height/Weight 5'10"/ 143 lbs
  • Olympics 2002, 2006, 2010

Biography

Jan Schmid represented Switzerland, the country of his parents, in his two first two Olympic appearances in 2002 and 2006. He and his Swiss teammates finished seventh and then fourth at those Games. He was born and raised in Norway, so changed to represent that country later in 2006. He competed for Norway at the 2010 Olympics, where he finished fifth with the team and 23rd individually. He was not selected to be on Norway’s team at the 2014 Olympics, and says he’s taking a year-by-year approach to his career. He finished 31st in both the normal and large hill events at the 2015 World Championships but did not compete in the 2017 edition, despite racing in several World Cup events.
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Getting to know Jan Schmid

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He brings his pillow and Norwegian food with him to stay comfortable during international travel

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If he didn’t become an athlete, he likely would’ve become an engineer or natural scientist

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Partakes in national and international orienteering competitions during the summer, a type of unfamiliar navigational racing

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