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Erik Johnsen

Full name: Erik Stein Johnsen
Gender: Male
Born: July 4, 1965 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Romsås IL, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Norway had a very disappointing time at the Calgary Olympics and for the first time ever at the Winter Olympics, did not win a gold medal. From the three silver medals won, one of them was a big surprise when the 22-year old Erik Johnsen from Romsås in Oslo came second on the big hill, only beaten by the famous Finn Matti Nykänen. Johnsen was also a member of the Norwegian team that won the team bronze medal at Calgary. Johnsen’s best year was indeed 1988, as he also won the Norwegian Championship in the big hill and had two World Cup wins, the last at Holmenkollen at the end of the season.

In 1989 the V-style became dominant, and Johnsen was never able to adapt to the new technique. He continued to compete three more seasons without success, and ended his career placing 45th at Holmenkollen in 1991. Erik Johnsen was also a decent footballer, playing several seasons in the Norwegian third league level.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Norway NOR 41
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Individual Norway NOR 2 Silver
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Men's Large Hill, Team Norway NOR 3 Bronze

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 41 171.1
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 51T 80.1 75.0 37.6 42.5 14.0 14.0 16.0 14.5 14.0
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 18 91.0 79.0 44.0 47.0 16.0 15.0 16.0 15.5 15.5

Men's Large Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 2 207.9
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 2 113.7 114.5 60.7 53.0 18.0 17.5 18.0 16.0 17.5
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 5 94.2 102.0 43.2 51.0 17.0 17.5 16.5 17.5 16.5

Men's Large Hill, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway NOR Final Standings 3 218.7
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway NOR Jump 1 4 108.2 109.5 53.7 54.5 18.5 17.5 17.0 18.5 18.5
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Ski Jumping Norway NOR Jump 2 3 110.5 111.5 56.5 54.0 18.0 18.0 18.0 19.0 17.5