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Jon Rønningen (born November 28, 1962 in Oslo) is a former Norwegian wrestler and a member of Kolbotn IL (one of the largest sports clubs in Norway). He won a total of 9 medals in international championships and was the third Norwegian to win two individual Summer Olympic gold medals (1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea and 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain). His brother Lars Rønningen was also a highly accomplished wrestler.

Jon Rønningen
Medal record
Men's Greco-Roman wrestling
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1988 Seoul Flyweight
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona Flyweight
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Kolbotn, Norway Flyweight
Silver medal – second place 1986 Budapest, Hungary Flyweight
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Varna, Bulgaria Flyweight
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1990 Poznań, Poland Flyweight
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Piraeus, Greece Flyweight
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kolbotn, Norway Flyweight
World Espoir Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Kristiansund, Norway Light flyweight

In his 2017 book Hode i klemme (lit. In a headlock), Rønningen revealed that he has struggled with depression all through his life, and has attempted suicide.[1]

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Preceded by
Ingrid Kristiansen
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
1988
Succeeded by
Ole Kristian Furuseth