Asbjørn Ruud

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Petter Hugsted (left) and Asbjørn Ruud (right) in 1949
Asbjørn Ruud
Medal record
Men's ski jumping
World Championships
Gold 1938 Lahti Individual large hill

Asbjørn Ruud (6 October 1919 – 26 March 1989) was a Norwegian ski jumper.

Born in Kongsberg, Asbjørn Ruud, with his brothers Birger and Sigmund, dominated international ski jumping in the 1930s. Ruud won the gold in the ski jump at the 1938 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Eight years later, he won the ski jumping competition at the Holmenkollen ski festival, the first held since the German occupation of Norway in 1940 during World War II. At the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Asbjørn finished 7th in the individual large hill competition. For his ski jumping effort, he earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1948, the second of the three Ruud brothers to do so.

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