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Stein Eriksen

Full name: Stein Eriksen
Gender: Male
Born: December 11, 1927 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Ready, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Son of Marius Eriksen; Brother of Marius Eriksen.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Stein Eriksen emerged on the national scene in 1947, aged 19, when he won the downhill and combination at the Holmenkollen Kandahar event. He was Norwegian Champion six times in the period 1949-54. His international breakthrough came in the World Championships at Aspen, Colorado in 1950, when he won the bronze medal in slalom. At the Oslo Olympics in 1952 Eriksen won the gold medal in giant slalom and silver in slalom, being the first skier from a country outside the Alpine region to win an Olympic gold medal in alpine skiing. He had a great season in 1954, when he won three gold medals at the Alpine World Championships in Åre, Sweden.

After the 1954 season Eriksen ended his amateur career and moved to Utah, USA, working as a ski instructor and headmaster of Ski Schools. He established the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Dear Valley, where he still lives. Stein Eriksen became Norway’s first star in alpine skiing, and made alpine skiing popular in Norway. He was born in Oslo into a sport family. His father Marius Eriksen, Sr. won a bronze medal in team gymnastics at the Stockholm Games in 1912, and his brother Marius Eriksen, Jr. was Norwegian Champion in slalom and competed in the 1948 Winter Olympic Games at St. Moritz.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Norway NOR 31
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Norway NOR 29
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Norway NOR 32
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Norway NOR 6
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Norway NOR 1 Gold
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Norway NOR 2 Silver

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 31 3:15.1
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 6 2:33.8

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 1 2:25.0

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 29 2:32.4
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Run 1 33 1:24.4 0:00
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Run 2 20 1:08.0 0:00
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 2 2:01.2
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Norway Run 1 1T Q 59.2 0:00
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Alpine Skiing Norway Run 2 6 1:02.0 0:00

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T PT
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 32 32.50
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Downhill 23 11.14 3:15.1
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Slalom 46 21.36 3:03.3
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Slalom Run 1 60 1:51.8 0:05
1948 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Norway Slalom Run 2 16T 1:11.5 0:00
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