Enar Josefsson

Enar "Âseleexpressen" Josefsson (6 September 1916 – 18 December 1989) was a Swedish cross-country skier who won a bronze medal in the 4 × 10 km relay at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. He won three more medals at the 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships with a gold in the 4 × 10 km relay and silvers in the 18 km and 50 km events.[1][2]

Enar Josefsson
Enar Josefsson SOK.jpg
Personal information
Born6 September 1916
Åsele, Sweden
Died18 December 1989 (aged 73)
Stockholm, Sweden
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubÅsele NS (1945–49)
Skellefteå SK (1950–54)
Östersund SK (1955–57)
Medal record

Josefsson was born in a family of seven siblings, and started working as a forester in his teens to support the family. During his career he won 87 races and was second in 48. He won only one individual national title, in 1952 in the 30 km.[1]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 bronze)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1952 25 13 Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 3 medals – (1 gold, 2 silver)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1950 23 Silver Silver Gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Enar Josefsson Archived 23 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Enar Josefsson . Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "JOSEFSSON Enar". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

External linksEdit