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Hans Vinjarengen

Full name: Hans Vinjarengen
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Born: August 20, 1905 in Nordre Land, Oppland, Norway
Died: February 1, 1984 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Nordre Land Idrettslag
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Nordic Combined

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Hans Vinjarengen is one of the most successful athletes internationally in the history of Nordic combined. In addition to his two Olympic medals, he was 1929 and 1930 World Champion and bronze medalist in 1934 and 1938. He won at Holmenkollen in 1930 and 1933, placing second in 1932 and 1934 and third in 1931. He also won at Lahtispelen in 1933, and was national champion in 1929 and 1934. He had an extremely long career, starting with placing second in the Junior class in Nordic Combined at the 1924 Holmenkollen and ending with an 11th place at the same event in 1940, 16 years later. He was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1931. Vinjarengen worked as a lorry driver in Oslo and lived in the Norwegian capital most of his life, but he always represented his childhood club Nordre Land Idrettslag.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 2 Silver
1932 Winter 26 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 3 Bronze

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T J1S J2S J3S D DP SP
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 2 15.302
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 2 17.750 1-41:44
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 19 12.854 12.437 13.312 12.812
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 AC fall 59.5
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 AC 61.0
1932 Winter 26 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 3 434.60
1932 Winter 26 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 4 213.00 1-32:40
1932 Winter 26 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 2 221.6
1932 Winter 26 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 5 105.6 17.5 17.5 17.5 54.0 53.1 52.5
1932 Winter 26 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 1 116.0 18.5 18.5 19.0 62.0 60.0 56.0