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Thorleif Haug

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThorleif•Haug (Johnsen-)
Used nameThorleif•Haug
Born29 September 1894 in Lier (NOR)
Died12 December 1934 in Drammen (NOR)
AffiliationsDrafn, Drammen (NOR)
NOC(s) Norway


Thorleif Haug was the winner of all three Nordic skiing events (18 km, 50 km and Nordic combination) at the 1st Olympic Winter Games in 1924, and the 29-year-old Norwegian was considered the star of the Games. Although his feat has been equaled on many occasions, no Nordic skier has yet succeeded in winning more than three gold medals at one Games. In 1924, he was also awarded the bronze-medal in the ski jump but 50 years later it was discovered that the scores had been incorrectly calculated and that Anders Haugen (USA) had finished third, with Haug in fourth place. Haug’s daughter later presented her father’s bronze medal to the rightful owner.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 18 kilometres, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Norway    
  50 kilometres, Men Olympic 1 Gold
Nordic Combined (Skiing) Individual, Men Olympic 1 Gold
Ski Jumping (Skiing) Normal Hill, Individual, Men Olympic 4

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Winter Olympics 4 February 1924 Ski Jumping (Skiing) Large Hill, Individual, Men Jump 2 50.0 4

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