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Jónas Ásgeirsson

Full name: Jónas Þórarinn Ásgeirsson
Gender: Male
Born: August 25, 1920 in Húsavík, Norðurland eystra, Iceland
Died: June 14, 1996 in Kópavogur, Höfuðborgarsvæði, Iceland
Affiliations: Skíðafélag Siglufjarðar
Country: ISL Iceland
Sport: Ski Jumping

Biography

Jónas Þórarinn Ásgeirsson was born in Húsavik, but his family moved to Siglufjörður the year after his birth. He was an excellent all-round skier, with ski jumping as his speciality. In 1946 he jumped 54 m in Siglufjörður, to this day the longest ski jump ever made in Iceland. He competed in the famous Holmenkollen in Oslo, and was the first ever Icelandic ski jumper selected for the Olympic Games in 1948. He later took over his father's store in Siglufjörður, but moved with his family to Reykjavík in 1968 to work as a car salesman until his retirement in 1982.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Iceland ISL 37

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Iceland Final Standings 37 179.8
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Iceland Jump 1 NP 57.0
1948 Winter 27 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Iceland Jump 2 NP 59.5
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