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Torbjørn Falkanger

Full name: Torbjørn Getz Falkanger
Gender: Male
Born: October 8, 1927 in Strinda, Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Died: July 16, 2013 in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Byåsen IL, Trondheim (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Torbjørn Falkanger emerged as Norway’s best ski jumper in 1949 when he was national champion and also won the prestigious Holmenkollen event. In 1950 he repeated his wins from 1949 and placed fifth at the World Championships in Lake Placid. At the Oslo Olympics in 1952 he was in the lead after the first jump, but eventually finished second behind his teammate Arnfinn Bergmann. In 1954 he was Norwegian champion for the third time and placed sixth at the World Championships in Falun. He was one of the main candidates for the Norwegian Olympic team in 1956, but was severely injured in a qualification contest in Holmenkollen before the games and had to give up his ski jumping career. Falkanger worked with his family shoe firm Falkanger Sko AS in Trondheim as CEO and chairman of the board in his professional career.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Norway NOR 2 Silver

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 2 221.5
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 1 113.0 68.0 58.0 55.0 18.0 18.5 17.0 18.5 18.5
1952 Winter 24 Oslo Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 3T 108.5 64.0 54.0 54.5 18.0 18.0 18.0 18.5 19.0