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Karl Holmström

Full name: Karl Johan Holmström
Nickname(s): Brätt-Kalle
Gender: Male
Born: March 22, 1925 in Bjurholm, Västerbotten, Sweden
Died: June 22, 1974 in Jukkasjärvi, Kiruna, Norrbotten, Sweden
Affiliations: IFK Kiruna, Kiruna (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Ski Jumping

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Karl Holmström competed in the years 1943-60 for IFK Kiruna as a ski jumper. His first international appearance was at the 1950 World Championships in Lake Placid, where he placed 16th. At home, he won the ski jumping during the Swedish Ski Games for three consecutive years, 1951-53. Holmström also won the ski jumping competition at the 1951Lahti Games. His best year was 1952, when he became Swedish champion and won the bronze medal at the Winter Olympics in Oslo on the famous Holmenkollen hill. Holmström participated in the very first Four Hills Tournament in Austria and Germany. He had a bad start in the first competition, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 1953, when he finished 17th. In Oberstdorf, he placed fifth and he was sixth at his last two competitions, in Innsbruck and Bischofshofen, placing ninth overall ranking. His end was a tragic one, when he was killed in a road accident in 1974.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ski Jumping Sweden Final Standings 3 219.5
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ski Jumping Sweden Jump 1 5T 110.0 67.0 57.0 53.0 18.0 17.5 16.5 18.5 17.5
1952 Winter 26 Oslo Ski Jumping Sweden Jump 2 2 109.5 65.5 55.5 54.0 18.0 18.0 17.5 18.0 18.0
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