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Tom Mobraaten

Full name: Tormod Knutsen "Tom" Mobraaten
Gender: Male
Born: February 19, 1910 in Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Died: June 10, 1991 in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Vancouver Ski Club, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Ski Jumping, Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Biography

Tom Mobraaten was born in Norway and began skiing at the age of six. He moved to Canada in 1930, settling in Vancouver, and, by the middle of the decade, was known on both sides of the border for his success in the sport. He was selected to represent Canada at the 1936 Winter Olympics and entered all four skiing disciplines, although he ended up not starting in alpine skiing’s combined event. His best finish was in ski jumping, the category in which he had been Canadian champion from 1933 through 1935, where he placed 14th among 48 starters. He also finished 31st in the Nordic combined and 57th in cross-country skiing’s 18 km event. He grabbed the Canadian ski jump title again in 1937 and was poised to defend his crown in 1938, but dropped out of the tournament after a dispute with the officials about his disqualification in the downhill.

Morbraaten regained the ski jumping title in 1940, but his career was soon interrupted by World War II. He returned to form following the conflict and won the championship once more in 1947, earning a spot on Canada’s delegation to the 1948 Winter Olympics. This time he only participated in ski jumping, placing 44th among 49 competitors. He reduced his schedule of events following the Games, but remained active into the 1950s, briefly competing in the same era as his son, Tom Jr. Outside of sports he was married to Peggy Harlin, a Canadian national champion in the downhill and slalom, and he worked as a mine employee, fisherman, carpenter, and mink farmer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Canada CAN 14
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Canada CAN 57
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Men's Individual Canada CAN 31
1948 Winter 37 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Canada CAN 44

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping Canada Final Standings 14 206.9
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping Canada Jump 1 15 103.5 71.5 57.0 46.5 14.0 16.5 16.0
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski Jumping Canada Jump 2 18 103.4 66.5 53.4 50.0 15.0 16.5 18.5
1948 Winter 37 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Canada Final Standings 44 135.9
1948 Winter 37 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Canada Jump 1 NP fall 59.0 51.8
1948 Winter 37 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Canada Jump 2 NP 58.0

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Canada Final Standings 57 1-33:28

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D DP SP J1S J2S J3S
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Final Standings 31 348.8
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 41 143.8 1-33:28
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 6 205.0
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 9T 98.8 49.0 54.3 44.5 16.5 12.5 15.5
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic Combined Canada Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 2 106.2 52.5 58.2 48.0 16.5 14.5 17.0
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