Meet Janette Hargin, she is a Swedish Olympic Alpine skier. Not only can this woman rock the slopes but she will definitely be one to watch for with her talented credibility and competition at the Vancouver Olympics of 2010. Find out more exciting details and see photos and a video here.
As a biography, Janette Hargin was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 4, 1977 so her age is 32. She is 5’6″ and weighs 143 pounds. In her skiing career, she has accomplished so much including: 6 times Swedish champion in Alpine Skiing, 2 times Swedish champion in Big Mountain Extreme Skiing, 2 times Scandinavian champion in Big Mountain Extreme Skiing, 6 times Top Ten in Alpine World Cup, 3 times Top Three in Alpine European Cup and 15 times winning Alpine FIS-Race. She is certainly no newbie to the Olympic Games. Her biggest moments include the Olympic Games 2002 at Salt Lake City, USA with results in Downhill 25, Super-G, 27, Giant Slalom, 31. The Olympic Games 2006 in Turin, Italy with results Combined 12, Downhill 17 and Super-G 22. Also, the World Championships 2003 at St. Moritz, Switzerland with results including Super-G 12, Downhill 21. The World Championships of 2005 at ST. Catarina, Italy with results in the Super-G 19, and Downhill 19. Last but not least, she participated in the 2007 World Championships held in Are, Sweden.
Not only does the Swedish Olympic Alpine skier have a need for speed, but she has a much more creative side. With a liking in film, she founded a production company that she named, “Generation Flinga” flinga means snowflake. In 2009, she reportedly made the first ski movie which included only female skiers, in a film she titled, “Catch Me if You Can”. However fitting, this movie is said to have targeted the need for more younger female skiers to become role models for other young skiing females. One thing that Hargin stresses is to “believe in yourself and follow your wish. Make things happen even you have to work a bit to get there.”
Hargin is considered one of the “Top 25 Hottest Olympians” to watch for in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
For more information on Hargin, you may go to her personal website at janettehargin.com.
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