Sverre Stenersen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sverre Stenersen

Norwegian Nordic combined skier

Date of Birth: 18-Jun-1926

Place of Birth: Målselv, Northern Norway, Norway

Date of Death: 16-Dec-2005

Profession: ski jumper, Nordic combined skier, cross-country skier

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Sverre Stenersen

  • Sverre Stenersen (18 June 1926 – 17 December 2005) was a Norwegian Nordic combined skier who dominated the event throughout the 1950s.
  • His biggest triumphs were winning individual gold medals at the 1954 World Championships and 1956 Olympics.
  • He also won a bronze at the 1952 Olympics and a silver at the 1958 World Championships.
  • Stenersen won the Nordic combined event at the national championships in 1954–58 and at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1955, 1956 and 1959.
  • In 1955 he received the Holmenkollen medal (shared with King Haakon VII, Hallgeir Brenden, and Veikko Hakulinen).Stenersen was born on a small farm in Målselv.
  • In the late 1940s, seeking better training conditions, he moved to the Oslo area and worked there as a lumberjack to earn a living.
  • He retired after placing seventh at the 1960 Winter Olympics and for several years ran a sport store in Målselv.
  • After that he served as secretary for culture and sport in his municipality until retiring by age.

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