Hometown: Malung, Sweden
Olympic Outlook: Sven broke into the international spotlight early this season by winning the Beijing Air & Style with a backside 1440 followed by a second at the Dew Tour slopestyle. Like anyone with medal hopes for the Olympics he has a backside 1440 triple cork and Cab triple cork, making him Sweden’s best bet for a podium at Sochi.
Potential Downfall: Although the contest season started strong for Sven he hasn’t posted many other good results outside of Swedish events. Faced with the hyper-talented international field at Sochi, Sven is going to need to step his game up.