Hilmar Myhra

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Hilmar Myhra
Hilmar Myhra.jpg
Personal information
Born 4 June 1915[1]
Kongsberg, Norway[1]
Died 13 April 2013 (aged 87)
Sport
Sport Ski jumping
Club Kongsberg IF[2]

Hilmar Arnold Myhra (4 June 1915 – 13 April 2013) was a Norwegian ski jumper who competed before World War II.[3] He won the opening competition of the hill Vikersundbakken in February 1936,[2] and held the hill record of 85 meters for a few years. It was broken by Arnholdt Kongsgård in 1946.[4]

He also won a bronze medal in the individual large hill at the 1938 Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, and finished sixth in the same event at the 1939 Nordic World Ski Championships in Zakopane.[5] Myhra also won the ski jumping event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1940, the last winner of the event before Norway would be invaded by Germany during World War II.[6] He also became Norwegian champion that year.[7]

Besides skiing Myhra also played association football, during the summer,[7] and a head injury sustained in a football match in August 1945 ended his sporting career.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kongsberg Church Records, 1901–1915, Digitalarkivet.no
  2. ^ a b Skåttet, Torfinn (23 November 2006). "49 dager til skifest". Laagendalsposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Hostvedt, Ole John (16 April 2013). "Nå er den siste storhopperen borte" (in Norwegian). Laagendalsposten. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Thoresen, Arne (11 January 2007). "- Alle tiders å hoppe 85 meter". Dagbladet. 
  5. ^ Hilmar Myhra at the International Ski Federation. Retrieved on 1 January 2009.
  6. ^ Holmenkollen winners since 1892Association for the Promotion of Skiing. Retrieved on 1 January 2009.
  7. ^ a b "70 år idag: Hilmar Myhra". Aftenposten. 4 June 1985.