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Sverre Stallvik

Full name: Sverre Stallvik
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 11, 1927 in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Died: March 7, 2015 in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Byåsen IL, Trondheim (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Ski Jumping

Biography

At the age of 19, Sverre Stallvik won the Regional Championships for juniors in Sør-Trøndelag, one of the strongest ski jumping regions of Norway. In his first senior year (1948), he finished eighth in the National Championships. His steady progress continued in 1949, placing fourth in Holmenkollen and seventh in the National Championships. His international breakthrough came in 1951, when he won the Svenska Skidspelen in Falun. In 1953 he showed his ability in major events, finishing second at Holmenkollen and Svenska Skidspelen, and winning a bronze medal at the National Championships. He qualified for the Norwegian team for the World Championships in Falun 1954, but placed only a disappointing 17th.

In 1955 he won his only national title in Voss, and was among the six ski jumpers selected for the 1956 Winter Olympics. He was a substitute for the jumping competition, but defending champion [Arnfinn Bergmann] fell ill, and on short notice Stallvik was put on the four-man Norwegian team. He ended in ninth place, best of the Norwegian jumpers, in a very disappointing Olympic competition for Norway, which had taken the gold medal at all six earlier ski jumping Olympic competitions. The salesman from Trondheim continued to compete, ending his career after the 1958 season. He was also a decent football player for FK Kvik, the oldest football club in Trondheim.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Men's Normal Hill, Individual Norway NOR 9

Men's Normal Hill, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Norway Final Standings 9 208.0
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Norway Jump 1 11T 104.5 77.0 53.5 51.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 17.0 16.5
1956 Winter 28 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Jumping Norway Jump 2 11 103.5 75.5 51.5 52.0 17.5 17.5 17.5 17.0 17.0
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