Torbjørn Falkanger, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Torbjørn Falkanger

Norwegian ski jumper

Date of Birth: 08-Oct-1927

Place of Birth: Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway

Date of Death: 16-Jul-2013

Profession: businessperson, ski jumper

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Torbjørn Falkanger

  • Torbjørn Falkanger (8 October 1927 in Trondheim – 16 July 2013) was a Norwegian ski jumper who was active in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Falkanger earned a silver medal at the 1952 Winter Olympics in ski jumping and also won the Holmenkollen ski festival ski jumping competition twice (1949 and 1950).
  • For his ski jumping efforts, Falkanger was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1952 (Shared with Stein Eriksen, Heikki Hasu and Nils Karlsson.) Falkanger also took the Olympic Oath at the 1952 games in Oslo. His career ended a few months ahead of the 1956 Winter Olympics, due to a fall in the ski jumping hill.

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