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Benny Kohlberg

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBenny Tord•Kohlberg
Used nameBenny•Kohlberg
Born17 April 1954 in Arvika (SWE)
Measurements190 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsArvika IS, Arvika (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Benny Kohlberg had his breakthrough at the 1978 Swedish Ski Games. He competed in his first Winter Olympics at Lake Placid in 1980 in three events, with his best result being a fifth place with the Swedish relay team. Four years later in Sarajevo, he had his greatest achievement with a gold medal in the relay together with his teammates Thomas Wassberg, Jan Ottosson and Gunde Svan, with Kohlberg running the second leg. His best individual finish at a World Cup competition was a third place in 1982 in Switzerland. His only Swedish Championship came in 1982 when he won the 30 km. Back problems and a herniated disk posed long-term problems for Kohlberg. After his active career he worked as a serviceman in the ski industry for some time, but later worked in a sawmill in Lässerud close to his home in Arvika.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Benny Kohlberg
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 17
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 13
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 5
1984 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Benny Kohlberg
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 19
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold