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Ragnar Omtvedt

Full name: Ragnar Omtvedt
Gender: Male
Born: February 18, 1890 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: March 31, 1975 in St. Lucie County, Florida, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Biography

Ragnar Omtvedt was born in Norway but emigrated to the United States in 1912. He became US ski jumping champion in 1913, 1914, 1917, and Canadian champion in 1922, strangely not competing as a jumper at the 1924 Winter Olympics. Omtvedt was instrumental in establishing the hill at Revelstoke, British Columbia as the top ski jumping hill in North America. In 1916 he jumped 192-9 [58.8 m] at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, said to be a world record at the time, although records were not carefully kept then. In 1924, Omtvedt was injured while jumping and developed nerve damage in a leg, which ended his ski jumping career. He turned to cross-country skiing to keep in shape, and in 1957 was elected into the US National Ski Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 33 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres United States USA 35
1924 Winter 33 Chamonix Nordic Combined Men's Individual United States USA 23

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 33 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing United States Final Standings 35 2-05:03.0

Men's Individual

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