Petter Hugsted, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Petter Hugsted

Norwegian footballer

Date of Birth: 11-Jul-1921

Place of Birth: Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway

Date of Death: 19-May-2000

Profession: association football player, ski jumper

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Petter Hugsted

  • Petter Hugsted (11 July 1921 – 19 May 2000) was a Norwegian ski jumper who won the gold medal in the individual large hill event at the 1948 Olympics.Hugsted won junior competition at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1940.
  • His career was impeded during World War II, when he was held in the Grini concentration camp during the German occupation of Norway.
  • After the war he placed third at the Holmenkollen in 1947 and 1948, in the senior category.
  • He won the ski jumping competition at Lahti in 1947 and the Open U.S.
  • Championships in Salt Lake City in 1949.
  • He retired in 1951 after finishing 13th at Holmenkollen.Besides skiing Hugsted played association football for the national B-team.
  • He lived his whole life in Kongsberg, and devoted much energy to the creation and curatorship of the Kongsberg Skiing Museum, together with his friend and fellow ski jumper Birger Ruud.

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