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Thomas Wassberg

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Thomas Lars Wassberg (born 27 March 1956) is a Swedish former cross-country skier. A fast skating style – push for every leg – is still called "Wassberg" after him in several countries. Wassberg's skiing idols when growing up were Sixten Jernberg and Oddvar Brå. He has described his mental strength and physical fitness as his greatest abilities as a skier, with his main weakness being a lack of sprinting ability.Wassberg won four Olympic gold medals: in 15 km (1980), 50 km (1984), and the 4 × 10 km relay (1984, 1988), and served as the Olympic flag bearer for Sweden in 1988. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, he earned three golds (50 km: 1982, 30 km: 1987, and 4 × 10 km relay: 1987), three silvers (15 km: 1985, 1987; 50 km (1987), and one bronze (4 × 10 km relay: 1985). Additionally, Wassberg won the 50 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival three times (1980, 1982 and 1987) and the 15 km twice (1979, 1985).At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, Wassberg edged out Finland's Juha Mieto by 0.01 seconds in the 15 km, the closest cross-country skiing race in Olympic history. Wassberg subsequently suggested to Mieto that the gold medal should be split between them "as one one-hundredth of a second is nothing in a 15-kilometer race". This incident led the International Ski Federation (FIS) to change their timing to the nearest one-tenth of a second. It also resulted in an apocryphal urban legend that Wassberg and Mieto's medals were cut in half and re-welded into half-gold, half-silver medals. At the 1984 Winter Olympics, Wassberg beat out fellow Swede Gunde Svan by 4.9 seconds in the 50 km, the closest margin of victory ever in that event until Giorgio Di Centa edged out Yevgeny Dementyev by 0.8 seconds at the 2006 Winter Olympics though the 2006 event was a mass start event while the 1984 event was an interval start event.
He won the World Cup in 1977, and in 1980 was awarded the Holmenkollen medal. For some reason his teammate Sven-Åke Lundbäck did not receive the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1978. In protest to this decision Wassberg refused to accept his Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1980.According to Bengt Erik Bengtsson, Chief of the Nordic Office of the FIS from 1984 to 2004, Wassberg was the first to suggest in 1984 the splitting of the sport of cross country skiing into classic and freestyle disciplines. This was subsequently implemented by FIS in 1986.After retiring from competitions Wassberg worked as a sports reporter for Swedish Radio and a cross-country skiing coach for his club Åsarna IK. In 2009 he appeared on Swedish television in the show contests Mästarnas mästare, and in 2016 participated in Let's Dance 2016 which was broadcast on TV4. In the 2010s he oversaw the preparation of ski tracks for Åsarna IK, organized bird hunting events for tourists and worked as a forester.
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Thomas Wassberg

Thomas Wassberg

Swedish skier

  • Desc: Thomas Lars Wassberg is a Swedish former cross-country skier. A fast skating style – push for every leg – is still called "Wassberg" after him in several countries. Wassberg's skiing idols when growing up were Sixten Jernberg and Oddvar Brå.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Wassberg
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 462.70
Urpo Korhonen

Urpo Korhonen

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Urpo Pentti Korhonen was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born in Rautalampi. He won a gold medal at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo in the 4 x 10 km relay.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urpo_Korhonen
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 54.08
Harald Grønningen

Harald Grønningen

Norwegian skier

  • Desc: Harald Grønningen was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s, earning five winter olympic and two world championship medals. He also won nine Norwegian championship titles and received the King's cup in 1963 and 1967. Grønningen won the 15 km twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival and earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1961. Grønningen was born in Lensvik. He was also an able long distance runner.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Gr%C3%B8nningen
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 51.40

Toimi Alatalo

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Toimi Alatalo was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He won a gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley in the 4 x 10 km relay.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toimi_Alatalo
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 46.32

Nikolay Bazhukov

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Nikolay Serafimovich Bazhukov is a Soviet/Russian cross-country skier who competed from 1976 to 1980. He won the 15 km gold and the 4 x 10 km bronze at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, then followed it with a 4 x 10 km gold at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolay_Bazhukov
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 44.99
Matti Lähde

Matti Lähde

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Matti Lähde was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1930s. He won a gold medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the 4 x 10 km relay.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_L%C3%A4hde
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 44.40
Tapio Mäkelä

Tapio Mäkelä

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Tapio Valfrid Mäkelä was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1950s. He won the 4 x 10 km gold and the 18 km silver at the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapio_M%C3%A4kel%C3%A4
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 43.31
Martin Lundström

Martin Lundström

Olympic athlete

Vladimir Kuzin

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Vladimir Semyonovich Kuzin was a former Soviet cross-country skier who competed during the 1950s, training at Dynamo in Leningrad.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Kuzin
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 41.80

Kalevi Hämäläinen

Olympic athlete

Vladimir Voronkov

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Vladimir Petrovich Voronkov was a Russian cross-country skier who competed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, training at the Armed Forces sports society in Moscow. He won the 4 x 10 km gold at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo for the USSR. Voronkov also finished 4th in the 30 km event at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Voronkov
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 38.29

Klaes Karppinen

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Klaes Karppinen was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1930s. He won a gold medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the 4 x 10 km relay. Karppinen was born in Iisalmi, Finland.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaes_Karppinen
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 37.37
Eero Mäntyranta

Eero Mäntyranta

Finnish skier

Matti Raivio

Matti Raivio

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Matti Raivio was a Finnish cross country skier who won the 30 km and 50 km events at the 1926 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. At the 1924 Winter Olympics he finished seventh in the 18 km and 50 km races. He abandoned the 50 km race at the 1928 Winter Olympics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matti_Raivio
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 36.05
Assar Rönnlund

Assar Rönnlund

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Bernt Assar Rönnlund was a Swedish cross-country skier. Rönnlund's biggest success was at the 1962 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Zakopane where he won two gold medals and a silver.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assar_R%C3%B6nnlund
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 34.58
Veikko Hakulinen

Veikko Hakulinen

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Veikko Johannes Hakulinen was a Finnish cross country skier, triple champion in both the Olympics and world championships. He also competed in biathlon, orienteering, ski-orienteering, cross-country running and rowing at a national level.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veikko_Hakulinen
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 34.07

Pål Tyldum

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Pål Bjarne Tyldum is a retired cross-country skier from Norway. Specializing in the longer distances, he won a gold medal in the 50 km event at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%A5l_Tyldum
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 33.85
Ole Ellefsæter

Ole Ellefsæter

Athlete

  • Desc: Ole Martin Ellefsæter is a retired athlete from Norway. He mostly competed in cross-country skiing, and won two gold medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ole_Ellefs%C3%A6ter
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 33.60

Gerhard Grimmer

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Gerhard Grimmer was an East German cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s and 1970s. He won several medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, including golds in the 50 km and the 4 x 10 km relay; silvers in the 30 km, 4 x 10 km relay, and 15 km; and a bronze in the 50 km.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerhard_Grimmer
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 33.53
Odd Martinsen

Odd Martinsen

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Odd-Willy Martinsen is a retired Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s and 1970s. He won three medals at the Winter Olympics, a gold in the 4×10 km relay and silvers in the 30 km and the 4×10 km relay.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odd_Martinsen
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 33.34
Vyacheslav Vedenin

Vyacheslav Vedenin

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Vyacheslav Petrovich Vedenin is a retired Soviet cross-country skier. His silver medal over 50 km was the only medal won by a Soviet male skier at the 1968 Olympics, as his 4×10 km team placed fourth.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vyacheslav_Vedenin
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 33.16

Annar Ryen

Norwegian farmer

  • Desc: Annar Ryen was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed in the 1930s. He won a gold medal in the 4 x 10 km at the 1937 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Because of his successes, Ryen was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1940. This was the last medal before World War II. He represented the clubs Tynset IF and IL Nansen. After retiring he was a farmer in Dalsbygda. He died in 1985.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annar_Ryen
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 33.07
Veli Saarinen

Veli Saarinen

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Veli Selim Saarinen was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the 1928 and 1932 Olympics. In 1928 he finished fourth in the 18 km race.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veli_Saarinen
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 32.91
Nils Täpp

Nils Täpp

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Nils Bertil Täpp was a Swedish cross-country skier. He was part of the Swedish 4×10 km relay teams that won gold medals at the 1948 Winter Olympics and 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils_T%C3%A4pp
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 32.88
Kalle Jalkanen

Kalle Jalkanen

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Kalle Jalkanen was a Finnish cross-country skier who competed in the late 1930s. He won a gold medal at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the 4 x 10 km relay. He won the relay along with Sulo Nurmela, Klaes Karppinen and Matti Lähde.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalle_Jalkanen
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 31.95

Knut Holst

Nordic combined skier

Karl-Åke Asph

Karl-Åke Asph

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Karl-Åke Asph is a Swedish cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s. He won a gold medal in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl-%C3%85ke_Asph
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 31.43
Gunnar Eriksson

Gunnar Eriksson

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Krång Erik Gunnar Eriksson was a Swedish cross-country skier who won two medals at the 1948 Winter Olympics, a gold in the 4×10 km relay and a bronze in the individual 18 km.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_Eriksson
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 31.34

Väinö Huhtala

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Väinö Veikko Sakari Huhtala was a Finnish former cross-country skier who competed in the early 1960s. He won two medals in the 4x10 km relay at the Winter Olympics with a gold in 1960 and a silver in 1964.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A4in%C3%B6_Huhtala
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 31.30
Sixten Jernberg

Sixten Jernberg

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Edy Sixten Jernberg was a Swedish cross-country skier and one of the most successful cross-country skiers of all time. Between 1952 and 1964 he took part in 363 ski races, finishing within the podium in 263 and winning 134 of them; during this period he won four world titles and nine Olympic medals.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sixten_Jernberg
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 30.94

Yuri Skobov

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Yuri Georgievich Skobov was a Soviet/Russian cross-country skier who competed in the early 1970s, training at Spartak in Omutninsk. He won the 4 x 10 km gold at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo for the USSR. Skobov also finished 5th in the 15 km event at those same games. He also won a silver medal in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1974 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Skobov
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 30.87
Heikki Hasu

Heikki Hasu

Nordic combined skier

Thomas Morgenstern

Thomas Morgenstern

Austrian ski jumper

  • Desc: Thomas Morgenstern is an Austrian former ski jumper who competed from 2002 to 2014. He is one of the sport's most successful contemporary athletes, having won the World Cup overall title twice, the Four Hills Tournament and the Nordic Tournament once each, eight World Championship gold medals, and three Winter Olympic gold medals.
  • URL: http://www.thomasmorgenstern.com
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Morgenstern
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 29.80
Thomas Alsgaard

Thomas Alsgaard

Norwegian cross-country skier

  • Desc: Thomas Alsgaard is a Norwegian former professional cross-country skier. Alsgaard is regarded by many as the best performer of the freestyle technique in cross-country skiing and many of today's best skiers have studied his technique.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Alsgaard
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 29.52
Hallgeir Brenden

Hallgeir Brenden

Norwegian cross-country skier

  • Desc: Hallgeir Brenden was a Norwegian cross-country skier and steeplechase runner. He competed in various skiing events at the 1952, 1956 and 1960 WInter Olympics and won two individual gold medals in 1952 and 1956 and two silver medals in the 4×10 km relay in 1952 and 1960.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallgeir_Brenden
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 29.45
Nils Östensson

Nils Östensson

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Nils Holger Östensson was a Swedish cross-country skier who competed in the 1940s. He won the 4 x 10 km gold and the 18 km silver at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. Östensson also won the 18 km and 50 km events at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1949. He died in a motorcycle accident on July 24, 1949.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils_%C3%96stensson
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 29.15

Einar Kristiansen

Norwegian athlete

Sigurd Røen

Norwegian nordic combined skier

  • Desc: Sigurd Røen was a Norwegian nordic skier who competed in the 1930s. He won two gold medals at the 1937 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the nordic combined and the 4 x 10 km.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigurd_R%C3%B8en
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 28.62

Sverre Østbye

Norwegian skier

Elis Wiklund

Elis Wiklund

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Elis Wiklund was a Swedish cross-country skier who won the 50 km race at the 1934 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and 1936 Winter Olympics. Wiklund won two individual Swedish titles: in the 30 km in 1938 and in the 50 km in 1941. He was an accomplished accordion player, and produced records in 1936.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elis_Wiklund
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 28.25

Jørgen Hansen

Nordic combined skier

Janne Stefansson

Janne Stefansson

Swedish forester

  • Desc: Janne Reidar Stefansson 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.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janne_Stefansson
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 27.80
Nils-Joel Englund

Nils-Joel Englund

Olympic athlete

  • Desc: Nils-Joel Englund was a Swedish cross-country skier who competed in the 1930s. He won a bronze medal in 50 km at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils-Joel_Englund
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 27.22
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