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Trygve Brodahl

Full name: Trygve Brodahl
Nickname(s): Skautrollet
Gender: Male
Born: August 20, 1905 in Hønefoss, Buskerud, Norway
Died: April 11, 1996 in Hønefoss, Buskerud, Norway
Affiliations: Fossekallen IL, Hønefoss (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
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 Holmenkollen’s 50 km race in 1934 and won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Vysoké 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 “Skautrollet,” 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, Brodahl’s sauna, was quite successful. His younger brother [Sverre Brodahl] was also a top skier and a member of Norway’s 1936 Olympic team.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Winter 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Norway NOR 11

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 30 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 11 3-50:14 37:30 11 55:00 12 1-29:39 12 2-02:05 13 2-19:10 12 2-59:00 13 3-25:01 11
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