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Toralf Engan

Full name: Toralf Engan
Gender: Male
Born: October 1, 1936 in Meldal, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: IL Leik, Hølonda, Melhus (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Toralf Engan had his national breakthrough as a ski jumper at age 18 when we won the junior class at Holmenkollen in 1955. Even though he failed to qualify for the 1960 Olympics, he placed second at Holmenkollen that year, beaten only by Olympic Champion Helmut Recknagel by a scant margin, In 1961 Engan won the Norwegian Championship, his only national title. He had a great season in 1962, winning 22 out of 26 competitions, and was crowned as World Champion on the normal hill in Zakopane. In 1963 Engan won the Four-Hills Tournament in Austria/Germany, winning three of the four competitions. At the 1964 Winter Olympics, he won the large hill competition after a close battle with the Finnish jumper Veikko Kankkonen, but had to be content with silver on the normal hill behind the Finn. Engan, known for his stylish jumps, ended his career after the 1966 season. He was Norwegian national coach from 1967-69, and settled in Trondheim with his family.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Norway NOR 2 Silver
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Norway NOR 1 Gold

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 2 226.3
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 2 OB 112.1 79.0 59.1 53.0 17.0 19.0 18.0 18.0 16.5
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 3 112.3 78.5 58.3 54.0 18.0 18.5 18.0 18.0 17.5
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Norway Jump 3 1T 114.0 79.0 60.0 54.0 18.0 18.5 17.5 18.0 18.0

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 1 230.7
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 2 OB 114.7 93.5 59.2 55.5 18.5 19.0 18.5 18.0 18.5
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 1 116.0 90.5 60.0 56.0 18.5 19.0 18.0 18.5 19.0
1964 Winter 27 Innsbruck Ski Jumping Norway Jump 3 31T 88.9 73.0 42.4 46.5 16.0 16.0 15.0 15.5 14.5
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