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Sverre Fredheim

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSverre•Fredheim
Used nameSverre•Fredheim
Born10 December 1907 in Gran (NOR)
Died9 April 1981 in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA)
Measurements163 cm
AffiliationsSt. Paul Ski Club
NOC United States

Biography

Sverre Fredheim was born in Norway, but came to the United States in 1927, joining the St. Paul Ski Club a few years later. He became a US citizen in 1935, and placed second at that year’s National Ski Jumping Championship, qualifying him for the 1936 Winter Olympic team. After competing at the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics, Fredheim continued competing, and attempted to make the 1952 Olympic team, finishing ninth in the trials. In 1955 he began competing in Veteran’s meets, and was an active competitor until he turned 60. Fredheim was elected to the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1973.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) USA Sverre Fredheim
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 11
1948 Winter Olympics Ski Jumping (Skiing) USA Sverre Fredheim
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 12