Torbjørn Yggeseth

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Torbjørn Yggeseth
Yggeseth in 1960
Personal information
Born18 June 1934
Asker, Norway[1]
Died10 January 2010 (aged 75)
Asker, Norway[1]
SportSki jumping
ClubHeggedal IL

Torbjørn Yggeseth (18 June 1934 – 10 January 2010) was a Norwegian ski jumper who was active in the 1960s. He competed for Heggedal Idretsslag.[2]

Yggeseth won the ski jumping competition at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1963, the same year he earned the Holmenkollen medal (shared with Alevtina Kolchina, Pavel Kolchin, and Astrid Sandvik). He also had two career victories. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of fifth in the individual large hill event at Squaw Valley in 1960. After retiring from competitions, Yggeseth had been involved in administrative roles inside the FIS, including serving on its technical committee for ski jumping as chair from 1982 to 2004.

Yggeseth trained in the United States Air Force as a pilot. He also created the Ski Jumping World Cup which first began in the 1979–80 season. He died of prostate cancer, aged 75.[3]


  1. ^ a b Torbjørn Yggeseth.
  2. ^ Bryhn, Rolf (26 February 2020), "Torbjørn Yggeseth", Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål), retrieved 1 April 2021
  3. ^ Founder of ski-jumping World Cup dies. Association Internationale De La Presse Sportive (11 January 2010)

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