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Sverre Stenersen

Full name: Sverre Stenersen
Gender: Male
Born: June 18, 1926 in Målselv, Troms, Norway
Died: December 17, 2005 in Målselv, Troms, Norway
Affiliations: Målselv IL, Målselv (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Nordic Combined, Cross Country Skiing, Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Sverre Stenersen was born on a small farm in Målselv in the northern part of Norway. He was a promising skier in his youth, and decided to move to the Oslo area in the late 1940s to pursue a skiing career, working as a lumberjack to earn money for his living. He had his national breakthrough in 1951, and was selected for the Norwegian Nordic Combined team 1952, winning a bronze medal. In 1954 he had a great season, winning the World Championship in Falun. But the top of his career was definitely the 1956 season. Besides being Olympic Champion, he won both the Norwegian Championships, and the most prestigious international competitions in Falun and Lahti. Stenersen ended his career after the 1960 season, being selected for his 3rd winter Olympics. Stenersen was Norwegian Champion five times in a row, from 1954 to 1958, was 3 times winner in Holmenkollen (1955, 1956 and 1959) and four times in Lahti (1956, 1957, 1959 and 1960). He ran a sport store in his home community for several years, after that he worked as secretary for culture and sport in the municipality of Målselv until his retirement. Stenersen was the first Olympic Champion from the county of Troms, and was a very popular athlete and a great sporting hero for youths living in the northern part of Norway. After that the county has produced two more Olympic Champions, Fred Børre Lundberg (1994) and Bjarte Engen Vik (1998), both in Nordic Combined.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Norway NOR 27
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Norway NOR 35
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 1 Gold
1960 Winter 33 Squaw Valley Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 7

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 35 183.5
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 39 90.5 72.0 48.5 42.0
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 29 93.0 70.0 46.0 47.0

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 27 1-09:44 29:50 =25

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S I1T I1R I2T I2R
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 3 436.335
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 9 213.335 1-09:44
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 2 223.0
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 1 non-scoring 110.5 67.0 59.0 51.5 17.0 17.5 16.5 17.0 17.5
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 2 111.0 68.0 60.0 51.0 6.5 17.0 17.5 16.5 17.5
1952 Winter 25 Oslo Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 1 112.0 69.5 61.5 50.5 17.0 16.5 17.0 16.5 17.0
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 1 455.000
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 2 215.0
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 19 non-scoring 95.5 65.0 49.5 46.0 14.0 15.5 14.5 16.0 16.0
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 1 107.5 73.0 56.5 51.0 17.0 17.5 17.0 17.0 17.0
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 1 107.5 74.0 57.0 50.5 16.5 17.0 17.5 16.5 17.0
1956 Winter 29 Cortina d'Ampezzo Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 1 240.000 56:18 15:20 =1 34:27 2
1960 Winter 33 Squaw Valley Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 7 438.081
1960 Winter 33 Squaw Valley Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 14T 205.5
1960 Winter 33 Squaw Valley Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 13 102.0 61.5 57.5 44.5 14.5 15.5 15.0 14.0 15.0
1960 Winter 33 Squaw Valley Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 10 103.5 63.5 54.5 49.0 16.0 17.0 16.5 16.0 16.5
1960 Winter 33 Squaw Valley Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 20T non-scoring 101.5 62.0 54.0 47.5 16.0 16.0 15.5 15.0 16.0
1960 Winter 33 Squaw Valley Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 8 232.581 1-00:24.0 18:30 2 39:36 8