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Benny Kohlberg

Full name: Benny Tord Kohlberg
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: April 17, 1954 in Arvika, Värmland, Sweden
Affiliations: Arvika IS, Arvika (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Benny Kohlberg had his breakthrough at the 1978 Swedish Ski Games. He competed in his first Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980 in three events, with his best result being a fifth place with the Swedish relay team. Four years later in Sarajevo, he had his greatest achievement with a gold medal in the relay together with his teammates Thomas Wassberg, Jan Ottosson and Gunde Svan, with Kohlberg running the second leg. His best individual finish at a World Cup competition was a third place in 1982 in Switzerland. His only Swedish Championship came in 1982 when he won the 30 km. Back problems and a herniated disk posed long-term problems for Kohlberg. After his active career he worked as a serviceman in the ski industry for some time, but later worked in a sawmill in Lässerud close to his home in Arvika.

Results

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 17 43:39.22 14:07.08 18 27:08.14 22
1984 Winter 29 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 19 43:21.5 18:44.8 18 31:20.7 20

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 13 1-30:57.56 29:47.40 20 46:32.51 20 1-00:31.48 20

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Sweden SWE Final Standings 5 30:33.62 1-31:54.51 6
1984 Winter 29 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 28:47.9 57:34.9 2
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