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Ingemar Stenmark

Arctic Existence, Chronology, King Of Slalom, Twilight Of His Career, Related Biography: Skier Gustavo Thoeni

1956-

Swedish skier

Ingemar Stenmark won a record 86 World Cup racesduring his 15-year career. He dominated the slalom and giant slalom courses, winning titles in both events for seven consecutive years, from 1975 to 1981. A three-time winner of the overall World Cup, Stenmark also has two Olympic and three World Championship gold medals. Known as the King of Slalom because of his unmatched technical skiing that took him through the gates with very little upper body movement, he was also known as the Silent Swede because of his famously stoic and taciturn personality.

Sketch by Kari Bethel

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