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Sigmund Ruud

Full name: Sigmund Ruud
Nickname(s): Bollan
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Born: December 30, 1907 in Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Died: April 7, 1994 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Kongsberg IF, Kongsberg (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Ski Jumping, Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Asbjørn Ruud; Brother of Birger Ruud.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The oldest of the three famous Ruud brothers, Sigmund Ruud came to national attention after winning the Junior Class in Nordic combined at Holmenkollen in 1926, where he impressed with his jumping. After his silver medal in the 1928 Olympics, he was World Champion in ski jumping in 1929 and won a bronze medal the following year. After 1930 he stayed several years in Middle Europe, competing in ski jumping and alpine skiing, winning national championship titles in France, Czechoslovakia and Romania. In 1932 he placed a disappointing seventh in the Winter Olympic ski jumping competition, severely hampered by appendicitis. He competed in the Alpine Combination in 1936, but had to withdraw after the downhill due to injury. In 1938 he published a highly acclaimed book on skiing, Skispor Krysser Verden (Ski Tracks Across the World). Ruud was chairman of the FIS Ski Jumping Committee for two periods, 1946-1955 and 1959-1967. He owned and ran a well-known sport shop in Oslo for several years carrying his name.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Norway NOR 2 Silver
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Norway NOR 7
1936 Winter 28 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Norway NOR AC DNF

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS J1S J2S J3S D DP SP
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 2 18.542 18.125 18.875 18.625
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 NP 57.5
1928 Winter 20 Sankt Moritz Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 NP 62.5
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 7 215.1
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 5 107.2 18.5 17.0 18.0 63.0 53.7 53.5
1932 Winter 24 Lake Placid Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 8 107.9 18.0 18.5 18.0 62.5 53.4 54.5

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1936 Winter 28 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings AC DNF
1936 Winter 28 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Alpine Skiing Norway Downhill 10 5:11.6 92.23