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Assar Rönnlund

Full name: Bernt Assar Rönnlund
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: September 3, 1935 in Sävar, Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Died: January 5, 2011 in Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden
Affiliations: IFK Umeå, Umeå (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Husband of Toini Gustafsson.

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Assar Rönnlund was one of Sweden's top cross country skiers in the 1960s. His best year came in 1962, when he won the 15 km and the relay at the World Championships in Zakopane, in addition to a silver medal in the 50 km. He was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal for the best Swedish sports feat of the year for this performance. Rönnlund also medalled at the 1964 Olympics, again winning the relay with the Swedish team, while taking silver individually in the 50 km event. After winning the famous 90-km Vasaloppet in 1967, he won his last championship medal at the 1968 Olympics, a relay silver. After the Olympics, he married fellow Olympic Champion Toini Gustafsson. Throughout his career, Rönnlund also won 14 Swedish titles, and won twice at Holmenkollen. After his career, he became a skiing commentator for Swedish radio.

Results

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1964 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 13 52:35.5 17:57.7 4 36:43.7 10
1968 Winter 32 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 11 49:25.3 17:42.5 11 36:27.1 12

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1964 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 7 1-32:43.6 29:31.6 5 1-01:46.6 7

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 12 3-09:46.6 35:04 =9 1-31:40 14 2-09:16 14
1964 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 2 2-44:58.2 32:52 3 1-19:14 2 1-55:08 5
1968 Winter 32 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 10 2-31:19.3 47:55.1 3 1-12:42.5 5 2-05:21.8 11

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1964 Winter 28 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 34:03.6 2-18:34.6 1
1968 Winter 32 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Sweden SWE Final Standings 2 32:45.4 2-10:13.2 2