Arnfinn Bergmann, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Arnfinn Bergmann

Olympic ski jumper

Date of Birth: 14-Oct-1928

Place of Birth: Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

Date of Death: 13-Feb-2011

Profession: association football player, ski jumper

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Libra


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About Arnfinn Bergmann

  • Arnfinn Bergmann (14 October 1928 – 13 February 2011) was a ski jumper from Norway.
  • He won the individual large hill event at the 1952 Olympics and 1952 Holmenkollen ski festival and placed third at the 1950 World Championships.
  • In 1956 he was awarded the Holmenkollen medal (shared with Borghild Niskin and Arne Hoel). As a junior Bergmann won the national title and the ski jumping competition in Holmenkollen in 1948.
  • The same year he won the national football title with SK Freidig.
  • Next year he started competing as a senior and placed third at the national championships.
  • In 1950 he was included to the national team and unexpectedly won a bronze medal at the world championships.
  • For the 1950–51 season he stayed in Canada, where he won his every competition.
  • In 1952 he returned to Norway and won the Olympic gold medal, the Holmenkollen and the national championships.
  • He defended his national title in 1953, but got injured in early 1954 and missed the season.
  • He qualified for the 1956 Olympics, but withdrew due to a flu.
  • In 1958 he was included to the 1958 World Championships team, after he unexpectedly won the national title, but he withdrew again, for unknown reasons.
  • He retired in 1959 after placing third at the national championships. In 1956 Bergmann moved from Trondheim to Oslo, and for the next 30 years worked as a school teacher in Oslo and Bærum.
  • After that he returned to Trondheim and spent the rest of his active life on maintaining the local ski museum.

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