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Sven Israelsson

Full name: Sven Albert Israel Israelsson
Gender: Male
Born: January 17, 1920 in Dala-Järna, Vansbro, Dalarna, Sweden
Died: October 9, 1989 in Dala-Järna, Vansbro, Dalarna, Sweden
Affiliations: Dala-Järna IK, Dala-Järna (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Related Olympians: Father of Sven-Olof Israelsson.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Sven Israelsson won the bronze medal in the Nordic combined event at the Olympics in St. Moritz in 1948, and placed 16th in the 18 km cross-country skiing. At the 1950 World Championships in Lake Placid, Israelsson was fifth in the Nordic combined and 25th in the 18 km run. Besides winning the Olympic medal, his best year was 1947, when he became the first foreigner to win the Nordic combined event at the Holmenkollen Ski Festival, additionally winning at the Lahti Games and the Swedish Ski Games. He also won the event at the Swedish Ski Games in 1948 and 1950. His first success was winning the national championship in Nordic combined in 1944, repeating this feat another four times, in 1946-48 and 1950. He won two more Swedish team championships in 1947 and 1957 with his club mates from Däla-Jarna’s IK.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Sweden SWE 16
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Men's Individual Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 16 1-21:44

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Sweden Final Standings 3 433.40
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Sweden Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 4 211.50 1-21:44
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Sweden Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 1 221.9
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Sweden Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 AC 67.5
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Sweden Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 AC 66.0
1948 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Sweden Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 AC 67.0