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Johan Grøttumsbraaten

Full name: Johan Hagbart Pedersen Grøttumsbraaten
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Born: February 24, 1899 in Sørkedalen, Oslo, Norway
Died: January 21, 1983 in Vestre Aker, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: BUL, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Combined

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

Together with fellow Norwegian, [Thorleif Haug], Johan Grøttumsbråten dominated the Nordic skiing events at the early editions of the Winter Games. In 1924, he won silver at 18 km, bronze in the 50 km and the Nordic combined event, and then in 1928 he won the 18 km and the Nordic combined. Grøttumsbråten won his third gold and sixth medal overall in 1932 when he successfully defended his title in the Nordic combined event. In Lake Placid, he was also the flagbearer for the Norwegian team at the opening ceremony. In 1926 and 1931, he was the World Champion in the Nordic combined, and in 1931 he also won the 18 km cross-country. Five times - 1923, 1926, 1928, 1929 and 1931 he triumphed in the Nordic combined at the Holmenkollen Games and as early as 1924 he was honored with the Holmenkollen medal. At home, he was less successful winning his only Norwegian title in the Nordic combined in 1926. His trademark was sometimes holding a burning cigarette between his lips during his races. In World War II he was head of the courier service of the clandestine anti-German intelligence organization XU. In 1944, he had to flee to Sweden but continued his activities.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Norway NOR 2 Silver
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Norway NOR 1 Gold
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 1 Gold
1932 Winter 32 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Norway NOR 6
1932 Winter 32 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 1 Gold

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 2 1-15:51.0
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 1 1-37:01
1932 Winter 32 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 6 1-27:15

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D J1S J2S J3S DP SP
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 3 17.854
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 2 19.375 1-15:51
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 8 16.333
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 7 16.375 44.5 15.875 17.125 16.125
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 11 16.291 39.5 15.875 16.875 16.125
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 1 17.833
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 1 20.000 1-37:01
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 8 15.667 15.500 16.000 15.500
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 AC 49.5
1928 Winter 28 Sankt Moritz Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 AC 56.0
1932 Winter 32 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 1 446.00
1932 Winter 32 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 18 kilometres 1 240.00 1-27:15
1932 Winter 32 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 6 206.0
1932 Winter 32 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 6 103.2 51.0 18.5 17.5 16.5 50.7 52.5
1932 Winter 32 Lake Placid Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 7 102.8 50.0 17.5 18.0 17.5 49.8 53.0

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 24 Chamonix Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 3 3-47:46
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