Jon Olsson Gets Called Up For First World Cup GS Start

Jon Olsson- Alpine world cup skier!

Today I got the call, I am in!

From Jon Olsson’s blog—Not really sure what to feel about it, it feels kind of unreal, I have always believed in what I have do, but I guess a part of me has still listened to all the people saying that I would never make my alpine comeback and that it was a terrible idea. No matter what happens after this I feel that I proved them wrong, sure I have a long way to go before I reach the top, but I did get as far as a world cup start, something that no one can take away from me! It feels amazing and totally unreal!

Sitting here trying to write what I feel about it but I can’t come up with much, I just feel such a relief that if nothing else I will at least have raced a World cup race in ski racing carrier, a very nice and unusual “check box”  to have next to the X games medals!

So what do I think of my chances? Well to be honest its going to be a tough one! I guess I will start around 55 and on an average World Cup I would say that there is only 2-3 guys outside of the first 35 start numbers that makes it in for the second run. So with number 55 you have to have the run of your life in order to qualify! I really don’t care though, I am going to go out there smile all day and ski as fast as I can!

This will be about learning and snapping up as much impressions as possible so that I know what to work on. I am still way a head of my initial GS comeback plan so this is just bonus races that I am going to use as wisely as I can. Breaking into the WC takes time, I just have to do my best, stay motivated and most of all keep having fun!

Last night with the lady so enough blogging for today! ;-) Cant believe that I am going to bed as a soon to be Alpine World cup skier!