Janne Stefansson

Janne Reidar Stefansson (born 19 March 1935) is a retired Swedish cross-country skier. He competed at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics in the 15 km and 4 × 10 km events and won a gold medal in the relay in 1964, finishing fourth in 1960. He also finished fourth-fifth in the 15, 30 and 50 km events in 1964.[1]

Janne Stefansson
Janne Stefansson SOK.jpg
Janne Stefansson by the early 1960s
Personal information
Full nameJanne Reidar Stefansson
Born (1935-03-19) 19 March 1935 (age 86)
Transtrand, Dalarna, Sweden
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubSälens IF

Stefansson won a silver over 30 km at the 1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Zakopane. He also won the long distance cross-country ski race Vasaloppet on seven occasions between 1962 and 1969, only missing victory in 1967, when he finished second behind Assar Rönnlund. He was a forester by profession.[1][2]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 gold)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1960 24 7 4
1964 28 5 4 4 Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1958 22 11
1962 26 6 Silver 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Janne Stefansson Archived 5 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Janne Stefansson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "STEFANSSON Janne". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 14 January 2020.

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