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Thoralf Strømstad

Full name: Thoralf Strømstad
Gender: Male
Born: January 13, 1897 in Fossum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway
Died: January 10, 1984 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Fossum IF, Fossum, Bærum (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Nordic Combined, Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Nora Strømstad.

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Thoralf Strømstad was a consistent allrounder in skiing events. In the period 1918-24 he was ten times among the top six in 50 km or Nordic Combined at Holmenkollen, and in 1916 he won the jumping event in Nordic combined. Strømstad was Norwegian Champion in 1919, and also won a national championship title in 30 km cross-country in 1922.

Almost 40 years after the 1924 Games, Strømstad contacted Norwegian ski historian Jacob Vaage, claiming that the points from the ski jumping event for Thorleif Haug had been miscalculated, and the bronze medal should go to Anders Haugen from USA. In 1974 the IOC decided to award Haugen the bronze, and the medal was given to Haugen by Haug's daughter in a ceremony in Oslo with Strømstad present.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 27 Chamonix Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 2 Silver
1924 Winter 27 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Norway NOR 2 Silver

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D J1S J2S J3S
1924 Winter 27 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 2 18.219
1924 Winter 27 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 3 18.750 1-17:03
1924 Winter 27 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 2 17.687
1924 Winter 27 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 1 17.500 46.0 17.000 18.250 17.250
1924 Winter 27 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 3 17.875 45.5 17.625 18.375 17.625

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 27 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 2 3-46:23
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