Stenersen at the 1956 Olympics
|Born||18 June 1926
|Died||17 December 2005 (aged 79)
Sverre Stenersen (18 June 1926 – 17 December 2005) was a Norwegian Nordic combined skier who dominated the event throughout the 1950s. His biggest triumphs were winning individual gold medals at the 1954 World Championships and 1956 Olympics. He also won a bronze at the 1952 Olympics and a silver at the 1958 World Championships. Stenersen won the Nordic combined event at the national championships in 1954–58 and at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1955, 1956 and 1959. In 1955 he received the Holmenkollen medal (shared with King Haakon VII, Hallgeir Brenden, and Veikko Hakulinen).
Stenersen was born on a small farm in Målselv. In the late 1940s, seeking better training conditions, he moved to the Oslo area and worked there as a lumberjack to earn for living. He retired after placing seventh at the 1960 Winter Olympics and for several years ran a sport store in Målselv. After that he served as secretary for culture and sport in his municipality until retiring by age.
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- Sverre Stenersen at the International Ski Federation
- Holmenkollen medalists – click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)
- Holmenkollen winners since 1892 – click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)
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