Jan Halvarsson

Jan Ivar "Janne" Halvarsson (born 26 December 1942) is a retired Swedish cross-country skier. He competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in the 15, 30, 50 and 4 × 10 km events and won a silver medal in the relay, finishing fifth in the 15 km and seventh in the 50 km. He won a bronze medal in the 4 × 10 km relay at the 1970 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.[1][2]

Jan Halvarsson
Jan Halvarsson, Grenoble 1968.jpg
Halvarsson at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born26 December 1942 (1942-12-26) (age 77)
Östersund, Sweden
Height182 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubFöllinge NS (−1968)
Hammerdals IF (1968–)

During his skiing career Halvarsson was known for his waxing skills. Therefore, after retiring he was invited to cover this area at the Swedish national team, but left after quarrels with the skiing federation. He later ran a joiner’s workshop in Hammerdal.[1]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1968 25 5 12 7 Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1966 23 8
1970 27 Bronze

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jan Halvarsson Archived 9 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Jan Halvarsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "HALVARSSON Janne". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 14 January 2020.

External linksEdit