Tormod Knutsen

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Tormod Knutsen
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Knutsen at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born January 7, 1932 (1932-01-07) (age 84)
Eidsvoll, Norway
Sport
Sport Nordic combined
Club Eidsvold Værk SK
Olga, Audun and Tormod Knutsen in 1964

Tormod Kåre Knutsen (born 7 January 1932) is a retired Norwegian Nordic combined skier. He started as a ski jumper, winning the national junior titles in 1949 and 1951. In 1954 he changed to Nordic combined and earned a bronze medal at the 1955 national championships. He was selected for the 1956 Winter Olympics as a substitute, and was included to the main team two days before the event due to an injury of Gunder Gundersen; Kuntsen placed sixth. After that he became the leading Norwegian Nordic combined competitor, winning the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1958 and the national title in 1959 and 1960. In 1960 he also placed second in ski jumping at the national championships and in the Nordic combined at the 1960 Olympics, and was awarded the Holmenkollen medal. After placing fourth at the 1962 World Championships he won the national title in 1963 and 1964 and a gold medal at the 1964 Innsbruck Olympics. He retired after that season.[1]

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  1. ^ Tormod Knutsen. sports-reference.com

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