Jacob Tullin Thams

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Jacob Tullin Thams in 1928
Country Norway
Born7 April 1898 (1898-04-07)
Krisitiania, Norway
Died27 July 1954 (1954-07-28) (aged 56)
Oslo, Norway
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Ski clubIdrettsforeningen Ready

Jacob Tullin "Tulla" Thams (7 April 1898 – 27 July 1954) was a Norwegian Olympian, who competed in ski jumping and sailing.

Career[edit]

He won the first Olympic ski jumping gold medal in 1924, and became the third person (after Gillis Grafström who competed in one sport only and boxer/bobsleigh crew member Eddie Eagan) to medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics in 1936 as a member of the silver medal-winning Norwegian 8-metre sailing team.

Thams also won the individual large hill at the 1926 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1926 (the first true ski jumper to do so), and would develop the Kongsberger technique in ski jumping (along with fellow Norwegian Sigmund Ruud) that would be the standard until it was superseded by the Daescher technique in the 1950s. Thams is one of the few athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games.[1]

Ski jumping world records[edit]

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
18 February 1928   Olympiaschanze St. Moritz, Switzerland 73 240

  Not recognized! Crash at world record distance.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gall, Jonnie (18 December 2013). "Who's competed in the summer and winter Olympics?". GrindTV. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Smuški skoki in hockey tekme na ledu (page 6)" (in Slovenian). Jutro. 19 February 1928.

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