Janne Stefansson

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Janne Stefansson
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Janne Stefansson (1964)
Personal information
Full name Janne Reidar Stefansson
Born (1935-03-19)March 19, 1935
Transtrand, Dalarna, Sweden
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Professional information
Club Sälens IF


Janne Stefansson (born March 19, 1935) is a Swedish cross country skier who competed during the 1960s. He won a gold medal in the 4 x 10 km at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. He also finished 4th in both the 30 km and 50 km events at those same games.

Stefansson also won a silver in the 30 km event at the 1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Zakopane. Stefansson has also won the long distance cross-country ski race Vasaloppet on seven occasions between 1962 and 1969, only missing victory in 1967, when he finished second behind Assar Rönnlund.

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