Annar Ryen

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Annar Ryen
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Representing  Norway
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1937 Chamonix 4 x 10 km

Annar Ryen (19 October 1909, Os, Hedmark – 9 March 1985) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed in the 1930s.

He won a gold medal in the 4 x 10 km at the 1937 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.[1][2] Because of his successes, Ryen was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1940 (shared with Oscar Gjøslien). This was the last medal before World War II.[3]

He represented the clubs Tynset IF and IL Nansen.[1] After retiring he was a farmer in Dalsbygda. He died in 1985.[4]


  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Annar Ryen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  2. ^ Annar Ryen at the International Ski Federation
  3. ^ "Holmenkollmedaljen" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Association for the Promotion of Skiing. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2009.
  4. ^ E. W. (14 March 1985). "Annar Ryen (obituary)". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 15.