Simon Slåttvik

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Simon Slåttvik
Simon Slåttvik 1952.jpg
Slåttvik at the Holmenkollen in 1952
Personal information
Born 24 July 1917
Valnesfjord, Norway
Died 7 May 2001 (aged 83)
Lillehammer, Norway
Sport
Sport Nordic combined
Club IL Stålkameratene

Simon Kaurin Slåttvik (24 July 1917 – 7 May 2001) was a Norwegian skier. He competed at the 1952 Winter Olympics in the Nordic combined and 18 km cross-country skiing and won the gold medal in the former event. Earlier he won a Nordic combined bronze medal at the 1950 World Championships. He won 14 Norwegian titles and was the first Nordic combined athlete to jump over 100 m. Slåttvik won the Nordic combined event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1948, 1950 and 1951, and was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1951.[1]

Slåttvik started competing in Nordic events aged 15. His career was delayed by World War II and peaked around 1950, when he was already in his thirties. After the 1952 Olympics he won a national title in 1953, placed fifth at the 1954 World Championships, and remained active through the late 1950s. Slåttvik was known for his relatively mild training regime, and would often smoke after a race. In the early 1950s he moved to Lillehammer, married and had two sons. He named one of them Heikki after his Finnish friend and long-term rival Heikki Hasu.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Simon Slåttvik". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 15 July 2010. 

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