Olaf Hoffsbakken

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Olaf Hoffsbakken
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Olaf Hoffsbakken (1936)
Medal record
Men's nordic skiing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Nordic combined
Silver medal – second place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Cross country 4 x 10 km
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1938 Lahti Nordic combined
Silver medal – second place 1935 Vysoké Tatry Cross country 4 x 10 km
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Vysoké Tatry Cross country 18 km

Olaf Hoffsbakken (September 2, 1908 – November 23, 1986) was a Norwegian Nordic skier who competed in the 1930s. He won two silver medals at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in both the Nordic combined and the 4 x 10 km.

In addition, he won a complete set of medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. This included a gold in the Nordic combined (1938), a silver in the 4 x 10 km (1935), and a bronze in the 18 km (1935).

Hoffsbakken won the Holmenkollen ski festival's Nordic combined event twice (1936 and 1939). In 1937, he shared the Holmenkollen medal with fellow Norwegians Birger Ruud and Martin P. Vangsli.

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