The daughter of a mechanic and economist, Jessica Lindell-Vikarby is an all-around skier for Sweden who will look to be in medal contention when she makes her third Olympic appearance in Sochi. The 2003 junior world champion in giant slalom has won 12 Swedish national championships in her career and has notched two victories on the World Cup circuit.
- 2013: World Championships – 13th (giant slalom), 15th (super-G)
- 2013: Swedish Championships – Gold (super-G, giant slalom), Silver (downhill)
- 2012: Swedish Championships – Gold (giant slalom), 15th (slalom)
- 2011: World Championships – 7th (giant slalom), 14th (super-G)
- 2011: Swedish Championships – Gold (downhill, super-G, giant slalom), 6th (slalom)
- 2010: Olympics – 22nd (super-combined), 26th (super-G), 30th (downhill), 31st (giant slalom)
- 2009: World Championships – 12th (super-G)
- 2008: Swedish Championships – Gold (downhill, super-G, giant slalom), Bronze (super-combined)
- 2007: World Championships – 19th (super-combined), 28th (giant slalom), 34th (super-G)
- 2007: Swedish Championships – Gold (giant slalom), Silver (downhill)
- 2006: Olympics – 8th (combined), 15th (slalom), 18th (downhill, giant slalom), 24th (super-G)
- 2006: Swedish Championships – Gold (downhill, super-G), Silver (giant slalom)
- 2005: World Championships – 6th (downhill), 11th (combined), 28th (super-G)
- 2005: Swedish Championships – Bronze (giant slalom)
- 2003: World Championships – 8th (combined), 13th (super-G), 17th (giant slalom), 25th (downhill)
- 2003: Junior World Championships – Gold (giant slalom)
Things to know:
1. Lindell-Vikarby made her World Cup debut in 2002, and has competed in every discipline on the circuit. She has logged the two best seasons of her career in super-G, finishing sixth in the season standings in 2009, and giant slalom, finishing eighth in the 2013 season standings.
2. In December, Lindell-Vikarby won the World Cup giant slalom in Beaver Creek, the second victory of her career and her first since 2009. She wrote in her blog, “The most emotion came through my mind when they played the national anthem, then it was close to tears but they didn´t come. Normally I can be a bit sensitive and have close to tears both happy and sometimes sad tears so I was a bit surprised.”
3. Lindell-Vikarby is the daughter of Stefan, a car mechanic, and Boel, an economics group leader. She has two sisters, Maria and Linda. She lists her likes and interests as being meat, driving good cars, the colors pink and purple, shopping and spending time with friends and family.