Johan Støa participated both in the Winter and Summer Games in 1928. He was Norwegian Champion in athletics twice, winning the 10,000 metres on the track in 1924 and cross-country running in 1925. In skiing he was national champion in the 30 km cross-country in 1927. He was a man of endurance challenges. In 1935 he set a cycling record, covering the distance from Trondheim to Oslo in 21-56:50. He also twice set a walking record for the same distance – his best was 4 days 7 hours and 47 minutes in 1936 – and was also an excellent marathon swimmer. Støa ran a sport store in Drammen and was awarded the Egebergs Ærespris in 1926.
Personal Best: Mar – 2-54:15 (1928).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1928 Summer Olympics||Athletics||NOR||Johan Støa|
|Marathon, Men (Olympic)||36|
|1928 Winter Olympics||Cross Country Skiing (Skiing)||NOR||Johan Støa|
|50 kilometres, Men (Olympic)||8|