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Rolf Rämgård

Full name: Rolf Ingemar Rämgård
Gender: Male
Born: March 30, 1934 in Älvdalen, Dalarna, Sweden
Affiliations: Älvdalens IF, Älvdalen (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Rolf Rämgård participated in his first international championship in 1958 when he was 11th over 50 km and 20th over 30 km at the World Championships in Lahti. In the same season he became Swedish champion in the 50 km, a feat he would repeat the following year. In 1959 he joined a "round the world" tour to promote Nordic skiing together with other runners from Sweden and Norway. Rämgård took two medals at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley. In the 30 km his compatriot Sixten Jernberg was able to cling to an early lead ahead of fast finishing Rämgård, only 13 seconds behind. In the 50 km Rämgård secured the bronze medal in spite of losing two minutes to the two leading Finns. Later in the season he ranked fourth in the 50 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival behind three Norwegians. In his last season, at the 1962 World Championships at Zakopane, he placed seventh in the 50 km. In the same season he had great success, winning the 30 km at the Swedish Ski Games in Falun. The following year Rämgård’s skiing career ended with another attempt to win the Vasa, where he repeated his second place finish of the year before.

In the 1970s Rämgård launched a political career with the Centre Party. He was a Member of Parliament from 1974-85, elected from the Kopparberg county constituency and became minister of sports in the government, and also became the mayor of the municipality of Älvdalen.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Sweden SWE 8
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 8 52:47.3 16:57 3 35:54 8

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 2 1-51:16.9 36:22 2 1-13:49 2

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 3 3-02:46.7 34:16 =3 1-28:22 3 2-04:47 3