Full name: Irma Elina Johansson (-Ãberg)
Born: April 3, 1932 in Kalix, Norrbotten, Sweden
Affiliations: IFK Kalix, Kalix (SWE) / LuleÃ¥ SK, LuleÃ¥ (SWE)
Sport: Cross Country Skiing
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)
Irma Johansson was a Swedish cross country skier who competed in the 1950s and 1960s having her greatest success in relay events, mostly running the first leg. In 1956 at Cortina dâAmpezzo she earned a bronze medal in the 3x5 km relay. She was also with the Swedish relay team that won gold in 1960 in Squaw Valley together with [Britt Strandberg] and [Sonja EdstrÃ¶m-RuthstrÃ¶m], where she gave her teammates a comfortable lead after the first leg. Irma Johansson also won a 3x5 km bronze medal at the 1958 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Nationally, she only achieved one championship in the 3x5 km relay in 1960 with the team from LuleÃ¥.
In 1946, at 14-years-old, she won the PÃ¥lÃ¤nge Race for women. In 1955 she became part of the national team and started competing internationally. She had started training in gardening in Karlstad in 1959 giving little chance to prepare for the Olympics which turned out to be the highlight of her career. For more than 30 years she worked for the town of SkellefteÃ¥ together with her husband who also worked as a gardener. After retirement, they moved back to her family farm in BÃ¶rjelsby outside Kalix near LuleÃ¥.
|1956 Winter||23||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 10 kilometres||Sweden||SWE||7|
|1956 Winter||23||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 3 Ã 5 kilometres Relay||Sweden||SWE||3||Bronze|
|1960 Winter||27||Squaw Valley||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 10 kilometres||Sweden||SWE||8|
|1960 Winter||27||Squaw Valley||Cross Country Skiing||Women's 3 Ã 5 kilometres Relay||Sweden||SWE||1||Gold|
|1956 Winter||23||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Cross Country Skiing||Sweden||Final Standings||7||40:20|
|1960 Winter||27||Squaw Valley||Cross Country Skiing||Sweden||Final Standings||8||41:08.3||21:31||7|
|1956 Winter||23||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Cross Country Skiing||Sweden||SWE||Final Standings||3||24:10||24:10||4|
|1960 Winter||27||Squaw Valley||Cross Country Skiing||Sweden||SWE||Final Standings||1||21:31.0||21:31.0||1|