Nils Östensson

Nils Holger Östensson (29 April 1918, Transtrand, Dalarna – 24 July 1949) was a Swedish cross-country skier who competed in the 1940s. He won the 4 × 10 km relay gold and the 18 km silver at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz.

Nils Östensson
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Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Representing  Sweden
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 St. Moritz 4 × 10 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1948 St. Moritz 18 km

Östensson also won the 18 km and 50 km events at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1949.

He died in a motorcycle accident on 24 July 1949.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1948 29 Silver Gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OESTENSSON Nils". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

External linksEdit