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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Jon Olsson returns to jumps


Jon Olsson has spent his winter focused on ski racing -- he qualified for his first World Cup in December and he's been chasing his goal of qualifying for the Winter Olympics for Sweden. But this week, Olsson decided to enter a big air contest, Sweden's Clash of Nations. It was the first time he'd hit a jump since November, but that didn't stop him from winning the contest with a switch double 1260. "Five months in a speed suit and then this?" Olsson wrote on his blog. "I came here to try to not look like an idiot and here I am winning a freestyle event. I really thought those days had come to an end when I focused this hard on racing. I guess I was wrong." Jesper Tjäder and Ole Christian Mustad came in second and third. Next up for Olsson is his Jon Olsson Invitational, taking place April 22-23 in Åre, Sweden.