Full name: Trygve Brodahl
Born: August 20, 1905 in HÃ¸nefoss, Buskerud, Norway
Died: April 11, 1996 in HÃ¸nefoss, Buskerud, Norway
Affiliations: Fossekallen IL, HÃ¸nefoss (NOR)
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Related Olympians: Brother of Sverre Brodahl.
After winning the Norwegian Championships in 30 km cross-country in 1930, Trygve Brodahl won a silver medal in the 17 km race at the World Championships in Oslo later in the season. He emerged as a long-distance specialist, placing third in Holmenkollenâs 50 km race in 1934 and won a bronze medal at the World Championships in VysokÃ© Tatry 1935. His 11th place in the 1936 Olympics was a disappointment. In 1939 he had a good season, winning the national 30 km championships and the 18 km race in Holmenkollen. Brodahl loved to be out in the wilderness and was nicknamed âSkautrollet,â the Forest Troll. He was an eager spokesman for the Finnish sauna, and in 1941 started a firm producing saunas and hot water tanks. His special invention, Brodahlâs sauna, was quite successful. His younger brother [Sverre Brodahl] was also a top skier and a member of Norwayâs 1936 Olympic team.
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