Jan Boklöv

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Jan Boklöv
Personal information
Born (1966-04-14)April 14, 1966
Koskullskulle, Gällivare, Sweden
Height 1,68 m
Professional information
Club Bollnäs GIF, Malmbergets AIF, Koskullskulle AIF

Jan Mauritz Boklöv (born 14 April 1966) is a Swedish former ski jumper who won the 1988–89 World Cup season. He also dominated the Swedish national championships during the late 1980s and early 1990s.[1]

He is best known for popularising the now-ubiquitous V-style in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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 national champion[edit]

  • 70 meters/normal hill: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989[1]
  • 90 meters/large hill: 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Backe/Nordisk kombination" (in Swedish). Swedish Skiing Association. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

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