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Roy Mikkelsen

Full name: Ragnvald Johan "Roy" Mikkelsen
Gender: Male
Born: September 15, 1907 in Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Died: October 29, 1967 in Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, United States
Affiliations: Auburn Ski Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Ski Jumping

Biography

Roy Mikkelsen was a native of Konigsberg, Norway, immigrated to the United States in 1924, settling in Chicago, where he joined the Norge Ski Club. Mikkelsen was US Champion in ski jumping in 1933 and 1935, but was also a strong skier in the new discipline of alpine, competing in that sport from 1933-42. He eventually settled in Auburn, California where he was elected mayor in 1952 and competed there for the Auburn Ski Club. Active in civic affairs, Mikkelsen worked with the Bid Committee that brought the 1960 Winter Olympics to Squaw Valley. During World War II, Mikkelsen served under General George Patton in the Norwegian-American 99th Battalion. Mikkelsen was elected to the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1964.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA AC DNF
1936 Winter 28 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual United States USA 23

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ski Jumping United States Final Standings AC DNF
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 31 fall 52.0 53.0 26.0 26.0 9.0 9.0 8.0
1936 Winter 28 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping United States Final Standings 23 202.6
1936 Winter 28 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping United States Jump 1 18T 102.0 69.5 55.5 46.5 16.5 15.5 14.5
1936 Winter 28 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping United States Jump 2 25 100.6 68.0 54.6 46.0 15.5 15.0 15.5