Sven Selånger

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Sven Selånger
Medal record
Men's nordic skiing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Ski jumping large hill
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1933 Innsbruck Nordic combined
Bronze medal – third place 1931 Oberhof Ski jumping large hill
Bronze medal – third place 1933 Innsbruck Ski jumping large hill
Bronze medal – third place 1934 Sollefteå Ski jumping large hill
Sven Selånger, Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway, 1939.

Sven Selånger (a.k.a. Sven "Selånger" Eriksson) (March 19, 1907, Sundsvall – November 9, 1992) was a Swedish Nordic skier who competed in the 1930s, a member of the sports club Selånger SK. He won a ski jumping silver at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and also competed in nordic combined at the Winter Olympics in 1928, finishing 6th, and in 1932, finishing 5th. In 1932 he finished 4th in ski jumping.

In addition, he won ski jumping bronze medals at the 1931, 1933, and 1934 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and a gold medal in the 1933 nordic combined event.

Selånger won the Holmenkollen ski festival's men's ski jumping competition in 1939, the first non-Norwegian to win the event. In 1939, Selånger became the first non-Norwegian to win the Holmenkollen medal, sharing the award with Norwegians Lars Bergendahl and Trygve Brodahl. He also won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1939 as well.

Selånger competed as Sven Eriksson until the 1936 Winter Olympics, then changed his surname to Selånger after his hometown because there were so many Swedes with the surname of Eriksson.


Preceded by
Björn Borg (swimmer)
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Henry Kälarne & Håkan Lidman