Magnar Estenstad

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Magnar Estenstad
Magnar Estenstad 1949.jpg
Estenstad in 1949
Personal information
Born27 September 1924
Hølonda, Norway
Died13 May 2004 (aged 79)
Meldal, Norway[1]
SportCross-country skiing
ClubIL Leik, Hølonda

Magnar Estenstad (27 September 1924 – 13 May 2004) was a Norwegian cross-country skier. In 1952 he won the 50 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival and a silver medal in the 4×10 km relay and a bronze in the 50 km at the Oslo Olympics. Next year he was awarded the Holmenkollen medal. Domestically he won the 50 km Norwegian title in 1948–1949 and 1952–1954. In 1950 he won the national 30 km title and placed seventh over 50 km at the world championships. In 1954, after winning the 50 km national title he was about to win the 30 km race, but fell and broke his thigh bone one kilometer away from the finish. He was hospitalized for five months and had to retire from skiing. He worked as a farmer for the rest of his life.[1]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Magnar Estenstad". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.

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