Jenny Olsson

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Jenny Olsson
Full name Jenny Karin Olsson
Born (1979-07-14)14 July 1979
Tumba, Sweden
Died 15 April 2012(2012-04-15) (aged 32)
Östersund, Sweden
Ski club Åsarna IK

Jenny Karin Olsson (14 July 1979, Tumba, Sweden – 15 April 2012, Östersund)[1] was a Swedish cross-country skier. Her greatest international success was a fifth place in the 15 km race at the 2003 World championships in Val di Fiemme.[2]

She also competed for Sweden at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Her best World cup season was 2002/2003 when she ended at a 23d place overall. She won several gold medals at the Swedish championships where she competed for her club Åsarna IK.[1]


In 2005, Olsson was diagnosed with breast cancer and ended her skiing career the following year. She died on 15 April 2012, aged 32. She was survived by her husband and their two-year-old son.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Profile,; accessed 17 February 2015. (Swedish)
  2. Profile,; accessed 17 February 2015.