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Arne Tuft

Full name: Arne Tuft
Gender: Male
Born: January 16, 1911 in Hønefoss, Buskerud, Norway
Died: June 23, 1989 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: IF Liv, Hønefoss (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Grandfather of Svein Tuft.

Biography

Arne Tuft was the least well-known skier on the Norwegian cross-country team for the 1936 Winter Olympics. His best placings in Holmenkollen were in 1935, when he finished 19th in the 50 km and 13th in the 18 km race. After some good results in the selection races in early 1936, he earned a place in the Olympic team, where he placed sixth in the 50 km race, his best ever international result. He continued to compete he following years without remarkable results. One of his sons, also named Arne, emigrated to Canada in the 1960s, and his son, Svein Tuft, represented Canada in cycling at the 2008 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Norway NOR 6

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R I7T I7R
1936 Winter 25 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 6 3-41:18 36:53 7 53:42 5 1-27:19 6 1-57:45 5 2-13:13 6 2-50:00 6 3-16:16 6
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