Jan Boklöv

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Jan Boklöv
Full name Jan Mauritz Boklöv
Born (1966-04-14)14 April 1966
Koskullskulle, Gällivare, Sweden
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
World Cup career
Seasons 19851993
Individual wins 5
Indv. podiums 11
Overall titles 1 (1989)
Updated on 23 June 2015.

Jan Mauritz Boklöv (born 14 April 1966) is a Swedish former ski jumper who won the 1988–89 World Cup season. He also dominated the Swedish national championships during the late 1980s and early 1990s.[1] He is best known for popularising the now-ubiquitous V-style in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Kurt Elimä was one of Boklöv's trainers. Boklöv competed in two Winter Olympics, finishing seventh in the team large hill event in Calgary in 1988 and 47th in the individual normal hill in Albertville in 1992. At the 1989 Ski Jumping World Championships in Lahti, he finished fifth in the team large hill and tenth in the individual normal hill events. At the 1990 Ski Flying World Championships in Vikersund, Boklöv finished 27th.

In 1989 he was the recipient of the Jerringpris, a prize for the best sports performance by an athlete as voted for by the radio audience of Radiosporten.

Swedish national champion[edit]

  • Normal hill (K70): 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989[1]
  • Large hill (K90): 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Backe/Nordisk kombination" (in Swedish). Swedish Skiing Association. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 

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