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Stig Sollander

Full name: Stig Oskar Sollander
Nickname(s): Solla
Gender: Male
Born: June 25, 1926 in Östersund, Jämtland, Sweden
Affiliations: IFK Östersund, Östersund (SWE) / Östersund-Frösö SLK, Frösön (SWE) / Östersund-Frösö SLK, Östersund (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Father of Lotta Sollander.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Stig "Solla" Sollander’s first Olympic participation was at St. Moritz in 1948 in the downhill. He then won a bronze medal in the alpine combined for men at the 1954 World. At the 1956 Winter Olympics, he won Sweden's first Olympic medal in alpine skiing, a bronze in slalom. Since the Olympic races in alpine skiing were also regarded as FIS World Championships, Sollander’s third place in slalom and his good results in the giant slalom (16th) and downhill (10th) earned him a world championship bronze in alpine combined. He competed for IFK Östersund until November 1951 and subsequently for Östersund-Frösö Slalomklubb (a merger of the alpine sections of IFK Östersund and Frösö IF) and during his career won four individual alpine national championships: downhill in 1952-53 and slalom in 1955 and 1958. In addition he was second or third eight times in all at the Swedish nationals.

In 1949, Sollander married Monika Charlotta Sollander, with whom he had six children and 15 grandchildren. One child was Lotta Sollander, who competed at the 1972 Olympics in alpine skiing. Another two children, Stefan and Lena Sollander-Lundh, became alpine skiing national champions.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sweden SWE 40
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Men's Combined Sweden SWE AC DNF
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sweden SWE AC DQ
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Sweden SWE 6T
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Sweden SWE 5
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Sweden SWE 10
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Sweden SWE 16
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 40 3:23.1
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings AC DQ
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 10 3:05.4

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 6T 2:32.6
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 16 3:17.1

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PT
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 5 2:02.6
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 1 4 Q 1:00.4 0:00
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 2 8 1:02.2 0:00
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings 3 3:20.2
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 1 5 1:29.2 0:00
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Alpine Skiing Sweden Run 2 3 1:51.0 0:00

Men's Combined

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Sweden Final Standings AC DNF
1948 Winter 21 Sankt Moritz Alpine Skiing Sweden Downhill 29 3:23.1 16.10