Full name: Johan Hostvet StÃ¸a
Born: June 13, 1900 in HÃ¸nefoss, Buskerud, Norway
Died: October 29, 1991 in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
Affiliations: Idrettsforeningen Drafn, Drammen/Idrettsforening Hellas, Drammen
Sport: Cross Country Skiing, Athletics
Johan StÃ¸a participated both in the Winter and Summer Games in 1928. He was Norwegian Champion in athletics twice, winning the 10,000 metres on the track in 1924 and cross-country running in 1925. In skiing he was national champion in the 30 km cross-country in 1927. He was a man of endurance challenges. In 1935 he set a cycling record, covering the distance from Trondheim to Oslo in 21-56:50. He also twice set a walking record for the same distance â his best was 4 days 7 hours and 47 minutes in 1936 â and was also an excellent marathon swimmer. StÃ¸a ran a sport store in Drammen and was awarded the Egebergs Ãrespris in 1926.
Personal Best: Mar â 2-54:15 (1928).
|1928 Winter||27||Sankt Moritz||Cross Country Skiing||Men's 50 kilometres||Norway||NOR||8|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Men's Marathon||Norway||NOR||36|
|1928 Winter||27||Sankt Moritz||Cross Country Skiing||Norway||Final Standings||8||5-25:30||25:40||=10||50:24||8||1-24:30||8||1-50:35||9||2-20:03||=8||4-05:17||8||4-54:04||8|
|1928 Summer||27||Amsterdam||Athletics||Norway||Final Standings||36||2-54:15|