Simen Hegstad Kruger is a skier who recently won gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Read more about him including his net worth.
Who is Simen Hegstad Kruger?
Simen Hegstad Krüger was born in 1993. Hailing from northern most country of Norway, he is into Cross-Country Skiing. He competes in the FIS Cross-Country World Cup. Kruger represents the SFK Lyn club. He won a gold medal in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in the Skiathlon event. His hobbies include fishing. He can speak Norwegian fluently. He has practiced his sport at the SFK Lyn Club in Norway and has trained under Coach Tor Arne Hetland. Kruger made his World Cup debut in 2013 in Oslo, Norway. He had finished eighth in the 2016/17 Tour de Ski event and considers it to be his memorable achievement He bagged the first place in the 2017/2018 World Cup at Toblach, Italy in the 15km F Race.
Net worth of the skier
Kruger’s net worth is currently under review.
Simen Hegstad Kruger’s awesome victory at 2018 Olympics
Simen Hegstad Kruger left everyone speechless with his least expecting and unimaginable victory at the 2018 Olympics. Kruger is definitely the latest addition into the Pantheon of Sports Domination. Cross-Country Skiing has been in his blood, as as Norways preeminent skiers, Kruger is here to stay for long. His performance at the skiathlon race which is a 30-km race can be split between skate and classic-style skiing. It was the most harrowing comeback victories in the history of Olympics. He crashed hard, broke a pole near the start and yet managed to climb from the last to Olympic gold medalist over the course of just 30 kilometers, competing against 67 fiery-blooded greatest athletes on Earth! His never-say-die attitude has definitely helped him achieve the impossible. “I thought it was going to be the worst day of my life with the start I had,” Krueger told in an interview, “when I was lying on the ground with a broken pole and a ski through my bib number.” Kruger said, “I was completely last in the group so I had to start the race again and switch focus to catch up with the guys.” That’s the key to Krueger’s success. He decided to ‘Switch Focus’. Instead of panicking over his lost position in the race or thinking of the daunting task ahead, he only switched focus. All he focused on doing was to find himself to catch up to the rest of the pack. When he fell, he had a few others skiiers fall on top of him who could not avoid collision. In a race, where victories are decided for a matter of seconds, the fall had caused him a loss of 40 seconds. He caught up with the rest of the pack and once he was back in contention, he thought that now he must stay calm. There are a lot of strategies one must keep in mind and Kruger who has been participating in the FIS Cross-Country World Cups is only too aware of such strategies. A skiier has to think about when to pull ahead of the other racers in a crowded field and lengthy race. If one does it too early, you eventually tire and if you wait too long, you might never get ahead at all. When there were just three miles left in the race, Kruger made his final move and pulled ahead of the others. He was saving on his energy till them. He continued to leap ahead with a bigger and bigger lead. He was so fast that it got difficult for the TV cameras to catch him on screen. He won the race in a record breaking one hour and 16 minutes. His glancing at his shoulder in disbelief at the empty space behind him was an epic reaction caught on camera. Fellow Norwegians Martin Johnsrud Sundby and Hans Christer Holund came in second and third in 8 and 10 seconds behind him. Infact, fellow Norwegians, Sundby and Holund contributed to his won. Norwegians give more importance to their national win than to individual win. So the two skiiers did what they were trained to do when Kruger pulled ahead – instead of racing to catch him, they waited for a bit thereby making things awkward for the other skiiers to overtake him. Kruger definitely became a role model for everyone who watched his stunt in the race. HE gave three lessons to all. First, never give up even when things go horribly wrong. He didn’t stick stubbornly to his original goal. Secondly, he switched his focus immediately. He thought hard about how to make his move at the right time. And thirdly, he got help and support from the rest of his team. The Norwegians are united as a country and they give more importance to a win from their country rather than their individual win if circumstances change.
Simen Hegstad Kruger is available on Instagram @simenkruger. He constantly uploads his new photos from events and Olympic competitions on his Instagram profile. He is also quite active on Twitter and Facebook.