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Jan Halvarsson

Full name: Jan Ivar Halvarsson
Nickname(s): Janne
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: December 26, 1942 in Östersund, Jämtland, Sweden
Affiliations: Föllinge IK, Föllinge, Krokom (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jan Halvarsson started with Föllinge NS and moved to the Hammerdals IF in 1968. He started his career in 1966 winning championships at the district level. The greatest success of his career came at the 1968 Winter Olympics running the first leg of the relay, leading the Swedish team to an unchallenged silver medal. He also finished fifth in the 30 km event and achieved good positions in his other two individual events. Another major international success came at the 1970 World Championships in the High Tatra Mountains with three top 10 placings in the three individual events, while in the relay, he helped Sweden win a bronze medal. In the same year, he was the first to win the first mountain prize of the Vasa run, placing third overall. In the Swedish Championships he claimed victory in the 1968 50 km, adding three national relay titles.

Halvarsson was famous for his waxing skills even internationally and later became responsible in this field for the national team, but left his post after quarrels with the Swedish federation. He later lived in Hammerdal running a joiner’s workshop.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Sweden SWE 5
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Sweden SWE 12
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Sweden SWE 7
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Sweden SWE 2 Silver

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 5 48:39.1 17:26.0 9 35:46.9 8

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 12 1-38:23.2 32:50.7 18 1-09:31.1 12

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 7 2-30:05.9 48:05.5 4 1-12:36.7 4 2-04:28.5 8

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Sweden SWE Final Standings 2 32:37.0 32:37.0 2