Arnfinn Bergmann

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Arnfinn Bergmann
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Personal information
Born 14 October 1928
Strinda, Trondheim, Norway
Died 13 February 2011 (aged 82)
Trondheim, Norway
Sport Ski jumping
Club SK Freidig (1948–56)
SFK Lyn (1956–59)[1][2]

Arnfinn Bergmann (14 October 1928 – 13 February 2011) was a ski jumper from Norway. He won the individual large hill event at the 1952 Olympics and 1952 Holmenkollen ski festival and placed third at the 1950 World Championships. In 1956 he was awarded the Holmenkollen medal (shared with Borghild Niskin and Arne Hoel).

As a junior Bergmann won the national title and the ski jumping competition in Holmenkollen in 1948. The same year he won the national football title with SK Freidig. Next year he started competing as a senior and placed third at the national championships. In 1950 he was included to the national team and unexpectedly won a bronze medal at the world championships. For the 1950–51 season he stayed in Canada, where he won his every competition. In 1952 he returned to Norway and won the Olympic gold medal, the Holmenkollen and the national championships. He defended his national title in 1953, but got injured in early 1954 and missed the season. He qualified for the 1956 Olympics, but withdrew due to a flu. In 1958 he was included to the 1958 World Championships team, after he unexpectedly won the national title, but he withdrew again, for unknown reasons. He retired in 1959 after placing third at the national championships.

In 1956 Bergmann moved from Trondheim to Oslo, and for the next 30 years worked as a school teacher in Oslo and Bærum. After that he returned to Trondheim and spent the rest of his active life on maintaining the local ski museum.[1]


  1. ^ a b Arnfinn Bergmann.
  2. ^ "Arnfinn Bergmann". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 

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