Kjell Sjöberg

Kjell Allan Sjöberg (11 May 1937 – 10 September 2013) was a Swedish ski jumper.

Kjell Sjöberg
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Kjell Sjöberg between 1960 and 1968
Country Sweden
Born(1937-05-11)11 May 1937
Själevad, Sweden
Died10 September 2013(2013-09-10) (aged 76)
Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
Height169 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Ski clubIF Friska Viljor
Personal best148 m (486 ft)
Oberstdorf, West Germany
(10 February 1967)

CareerEdit

He competed at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics in the normal hill and large hill events with the best result of fifth place in the large hill in 1964.[1][2] He won a bronze medal in that event at the 1966 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo.[3]

After retiring from competitions Sjöberg worked in the paint and paper production industries. He died aged 76 and was survived by wife Astrid, daughter Marie, two brothers and a sister.[3]

Ski jumping world recordsEdit

Date Hill Location Metres Feet
15 February 1964   Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 141 464
10 February 1967   Heini-Klopfer-Skiflugschanze Oberstdorf, West Germany 148 486

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kjell Sjöberg. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Kjell Sjöberg. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ a b "Kjell Sjöberg, minnesord - Dödsfall" (in Swedish). allehanda.se. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2013.

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