Petter Hugsted

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Petter Hugsted
Petter Hugsted.jpg
Hugsted in 1950
Personal information
Born 11 July 1921
Kongsberg, Norway
Died 19 May 2000 (aged 78)
Kongsberg, Norway
Sport
Sport Ski jumping
Club Kongsberg IF

Petter Hugsted (11 July 1921 – 19 May 2000) was a Norwegian ski jumper who won the gold medal in the individual large hill event at the 1948 Olympics.[1]

Hugsted won junior competition at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1940. His career was impeded during World War II, when he was held in the Grini concentration camp during the German occupation of Norway. After the war he placed third at the Holmenkollen in 1947 and 1948, in the senior category. He won the ski jumping competition at Lahti in 1947 and the Open U.S. Championships in Salt Lake City in 1949. He retired in 1951 after finishing 13th at Holmenkollen.[1]

Besides skiing Hugsted played association football for the national B-team. He lived his whole life in Kongsberg, and devoted much energy to the creation and curatorship of the Kongsberg Skiing Museum, together with his friend and fellow ski jumper Birger Ruud.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Petter Hugsted. sports-reference.com

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