Jon Rønningen

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Jon Rønningen
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Competitor for  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold 1988 Seoul Flyweight
Gold 1992 Barcelona Flyweight
World Championships
Gold 1985 Kolbotn, Norway Flyweight
Silver 1986 Budapest, Hungary Flyweight
Bronze 1991 Varna, Bulgaria Flyweight
European Championships
Gold 1990 Poznań, Poland Flyweight
Bronze 1986 Piraeus, Greece Flyweight
Silver 1988 Kolbotn, Norway Flyweight
World Espoir Championships
Bronze 1983 Kristiansund, Norway Light flyweight

Jon Rønningen (born November 28, 1962 in Oslo) is a former Norwegian wrestler and a member of Kolbotn IL (one of the largest sports clubs in Norway). He won a total of 9 medals in international championships and was the third Norwegian to win two individual Summer Olympic gold medals (1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea and 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain).

His brother Lars Rønningen was also a highly accomplished wrestler.


Preceded by
Ingrid Kristiansen
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
Succeeded by
Ole Kristian Furuseth