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Sverre Kolterud

Full name: Sverre Cristiansen Kolterud
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Born: March 15, 1908 in Dokka, Nordre Land, Oppland, Norway
Died: November 7, 1996 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Nordre Land IL, Dokka, Nordre Land (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Nordic Combined

Related Olympians: Brother of Ole Kolterud.

Biography

Sverre Kolterud grew up on a farm in Nordre Land in a family of skiers. In addition to himself, three of his brothers won prizes in Holmenkollen. Sverre won a bronze medal in the 1928 Norwegian Junior Ski Jumping Championships, the same year as his five-year older brother Ole Kolterud competed in Nordic Combined at the St. Moritz Olympics. Sverre Kolterud’s international breakthrough was in 1931, when he earned a silver medal in Nordic combined at the World Championships behind Johan Grøttumsbråten. Three years later he won another World Championships silver medal, this time beaten by Oddbjørn Hagen. After coming fourth in the 1932 Olympics, Sverre Kolterud was also selected for the 1936 Olympic Combined team, but due to injury he had to watch the competitions from the stands.

He ended his skiing career as a professional, doing exhibitions in England and USA, sometimes together with the figure skating star Sonja Henie. He was also a stuntman in the Norwegian movie “Trysil-Knut” in 1942, doing the skiing scenes for the main character. He later worked in a sport shop in Oslo, and ended his working career in a bank in the Norwegian capital.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 4

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 4 418.60
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 7 204.00 1-34:36
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 5 214.6
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 3 106.8 57.0 55.8 51.0 18.0 16.5 16.5
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 5 107.8 55.5 54.3 53.5 17.0 18.0 18.5
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