Olaf Hoffsbakken

Olaf Hoffsbakken (2 September 1908 – 23 November 1986) was a Norwegian Nordic skier who competed in the 1930s. He won two silver medals at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in both the Nordic combined and the 4 × 10 km relay.

Olaf Hoffsbakken
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Olaf Hoffsbakken (1936)
Medal record
Representing  Norway
Men's nordic combined
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1938 Lahti Individual
Gold medal – first place 1938 Lahti Individual
Men's cross-country skiing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 4 × 10 km relay
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1935 Vysoké Tatry 4 × 10 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Vysoké Tatry 18 km

In addition, he won a complete set of medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. This included a gold in the Nordic combined (1938), a silver in the 4 × 10 km relay (1935), and a bronze in the 18 km (1935).

Hoffsbakken won the Holmenkollen ski festival's Nordic combined event twice (1936 and 1939). In 1937, he shared the Holmenkollen medal with fellow Norwegians Birger Ruud and Martin P. Vangsli.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1936 27 5 Silver

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   18 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1934 25 40 4
1935 26 Bronze Silver
1938 29 8 41
1939 30 16 16 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HOFFSBAKKEN Olaf". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 9 January 2020.

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