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Rolf Monsen

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameRolf•Monsen
Used nameRolf•Monsen
Born8 January 1899 in Oslo (NOR)
Died28 April 1987 in Bellflower, California (USA)
Measurements175 cm
AffiliationsLake Placid Sno-Birds, Lake Placid (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Born in Oslo, Rolf Monsen came to the United States in 1921. He competed in the 1928 and 1932 Winter Olympics, but he also qualified for the 1936 Winter Games. Injuring his leg shortly before those Olympics, he was given the honor to carry the American flag at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen Opening Ceremony. Monsen retired from competition in 1937, but became a certified ski jump judge, judging competitions in the United States, Canada, and Europe. In 1940 he was hired by the US War Department to help train the 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops. After World War II he settled in California, and continued to ski recreationally throughout his life. He was elected to the US Ski Hall of Fame in 1964.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Rolf Monsen
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 45
Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Rolf Monsen
Individual, Men (Olympic) AC
Ski Jumping (Skiing) USA Rolf Monsen
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
1932 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Rolf Monsen
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 33
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Nordic Combined (Skiing) USA Rolf Monsen
Individual, Men (Olympic) 9
Ski Jumping (Skiing) USA Rolf Monsen
Normal Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1936 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony USA Rolf Monsen