Torbjørn Løkken

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Torbjørn Løkken
Torbjørn Løkken 1989 Paraguay stamp.jpg
Personal information
Born 28 June 1963 (1963-06-28) (age 52)
Biri, Norway
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
Sport Nordic combined
Club Biri Idrettslag

Torbjørn Løkken (born 28 June 1963) is a Norwegian nordic combined skier who competed from 1985 to 1990. He won two medals at the 1987 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf with a gold in the 15 km individual and a silver in the 3×5 km team events.

Løkken also competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, finishing sixth in the individual and fourth in the team events.[1] He also won the Nordic combined event at the 1988 Holmenkollen ski festival and earned four additional individual victories in his career from 1986 to 1988. He took a year off after the 1987–88 season, and attempted a comeback in 1989–90, but quit midway through the season, claiming he no longer had the motivation to compete.

He has his education from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.[2]

After retiring from the sport, Løkken had a troubled life. In November 2007, he came forward and revealed that he was a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, having abused alcohol, pills and eventually heroin for 15 years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Torbjørn Løkken. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Bugge, Mette (5 September 2008). "40 år og fortsatt full fart". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 20. 
  3. ^ Dagbladet: Drikking, piller, narkotika og kjøring i rus (Norwegian)

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