Martin Stokken

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Martin Stokken
Medal record
Men's cross country skiing
Competitor for  Norway
Olympic Games
Silver 1952 Oslo 4x10 km
World Championships
Bronze 1950 Lake Placid 4x10 km

Martin Stokken (16 January 1923 – 25 March 1984) was a Norwegian cross-country skier and athlete who competed in the 1950s. He was born in Snillfjord and represented Selsbakk IF in Trondheim.

He won a silver in the 4 x 10 km at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo and had his best individual finishes of 6th in both 1952 (18 km) and 1956 (15 km). In addition, Stokken won a bronze in the 4 x 10 km cross country relay event at the 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and had his best individual finish of 4th in the 50 km event at the 1954 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. He also won both the Holmenkollen ski festival 50 km event and the Holmenkollen medal in 1954.

His athletics career centered on long-distance running. In the 10,000 metres event he finished fourth at the 1948 Summer Olympics, sixth at the 1950 European Championships and tenth at the 1952 Summer Olympics. In addition he finished tenth in 5000 metres at the 1948 Olympics and fourth in 3000 m steeplechase at the 1950 European Championships.

Stokken won the Egebergs Ærespris in 1949.

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Awards
Preceded by
Sverre Farstad
Egebergs Ærespris
1949
Succeeded by
Egil Lærum
Preceded by
Petter Hugsted
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
1949
Succeeded by
Sverre Strandli