Jan Boklöv

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Jan Boklöv
Personal information
Full name Jan Mauritz Boklöv
Born (1966-04-14) April 14, 1966 (age 48)
Gällivare, Norrbotten County, Sweden
Height 1,68 m
Professional information

Bollnäs GIF, Malmbergets AIF

Koskullskulle AIF

Jan Mauritz Boklöv (born April 14, 1966, in Koskullskulle, part of Gällivare, Sweden) is one of the most successful Swedish ski jumpers of all time, probably only rivaled by Sven Selånger. He won the World Cup in 1988/89, and dominated the Swedish championships in the late 1980s.

He is best known as the pioneer of the V-style.

Boklöv competed in two Winter Olympics, finishing seventh in the team large hill event at Calgary in 1988 and 47th in the individual normal hill at Albertville in 1992. At the 1989 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, he finished fifth in the team large hill and tenth in the individual normal hill events for his best finishes. In 1990 at Vikersund, Boklöv finished 27th at the Ski-flying World Championships.

Boklöv earned five individual World Cup career victories, all earned during his 1988-89 World Cup run.

He also won the very prestigious title "Jerringpriset" in 1989 where the Swedish people decide the winner.

Kurt Elimä is one of the people who have trained Boklöv.

Swedish Champion:

70 M/NORMALBACKE 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989

90 M/STOR BACKE 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990

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