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Individual, Men

Date12 – 13 February 1936
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympia-Skistadion, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Participants51 from 16 countries
FormatNormal hill ski jumping and 18 kilometres skiing; placements determined by points table.

A record entry of 51 skiers from 16 countries started in the first event of the Nordic Combined, the 18 km. cross country. Norway had an outstanding Winter Olympic record in this event, winning all the medals at the three previous games, and all members of their quartet in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, headed by double world champion Oddbjørn Hagen, was especially strong in cross country. The Norwegians placed 1-2-3-6 in the 18 km. with Hagen in a clear lead, over 2 minutes ahead of Olaf Hoffsbakken and 3:36 ahead of the best non-Norwegian, František Šimůnek from Czechoslovakia in 4th place. However, at the 1935 World Championships, the Finn Lauri Valonen had taken 2nd place and the German Willy Bogner was 3rd in front of two Norwegians, due to good jumping results. In spite of moderate jumping results, the Norwegians once again claimed all the medals in Garmisch. Hagen and Hoffsbakken jumped safely and won the gold and silver easily by a clear margin. Sverre Brodahl was in trouble after a bad first jump measuring only 40 m., but was able to keep the winner of the ski jump Valonen behind in the fight for the bronze medal. Valonen had the best jumps in both rounds with 52 and 54.5 m., advancing from 26th place in the cross country to 4th place overall. The surprise man from the cross country part, Šimůnek, was able to stay ahead of the fourth Norwegian, Bernt Østerkløft, by only 0.5 points, ending 5th.

Oddbjørn Hagen ended his international skiing career in an impressive way, taking his third championship gold in a row. Germany had the second best jumper in the competition, but Toni Eisgruber was a mediocre cross country skier and ended as 23rd in the overall standings. Bogner’s 12th place was a disappointment for the Germans. Gustl Berauer, representing Czechoslovakia, ended up as 14th. He was a Sudeten-German, and after the German occupation of the Sudetenland in 1938, Berauer competed for Germany and became world champion in Nordic Combined at Zakopane in 1939.

PosSkierNOCPoints18 kmNormal Hill
1Oddbjørn HagenNOR430.31-15:33 (1)190.3 (=16)Gold
2Olaf HoffsbakkenNOR419.81-17:37 (2)192.0 (13)Silver
3Sverre BrodahlNOR408.11-18:01 (3)182.6 (28)Bronze
4Lauri ValonenFIN401.21-26:34 (26)222.6 (1)
5František ŠimůnekTCH394.31-19:09 (4)175.3 (33)
6Bernt ØsterkløftNOR393.81-21:37 (6)188.7 (=21)
=7Stanisław MarusarzPOL393.31-25:27 (=18)208.9 (3)
=7Timo MuramaFIN393.31-24:52 (13)205.8 (5)
9Hans LahrTCH387.41-25:11 (16)201.6 (8)
10Niilo NikunenFIN383.81-23:59 (9)191.6 (15)
11Jonas WestmanSWE382.71-25:38 (20)199.3 (10)
12Willy BognerGER381.51-24:11 (10)190.3 (=16)
13Josef GumpoldGER380.71-24:19 (11)190.3 (=16)
14Gustl BerauerTCH379.11-23:04 (8)181.9 (29)
15Hubert KöstingerAUT375.21-25:09 (15)189.2 (20)
16Bronisław CzechPOL375.01-25:55 (23)193.1 (11)
17Hans BaumannAUT372.11-22:49 (7)173.6 (36)
18Fidel WagnerGER371.91-24:33 (12)182.7 (27)
19Pertti MattilaFIN368.41-26:21 (25)188.7 (=21)
20Severino MenardiITA368.31-20:34 (5)157.3 (40)
21Oswald JulenSUI367.31-25:43 (21)184.3 (24)
22Willy BernathSUI366.41-25:12 (17)180.7 (30)
23Toni EisgruberGER364.91-31:38 (37)212.1 (2)
24Marian OrlewiczPOL363.81-25:27 (=18)179.4 (31)
25Markus MaierAUT361.91-27:31 (28)188.2 (23)
26Rudolf VránaTCH359.41-30:26 (34)200.6 (9)
27Karl Magnus SatreUSA355.81-25:56 (24)174.0 (35)
28Berger TorrissenUSA355.51-29:08 (29)190.2 (19)
29Isamu SekiguchiJPN350.91-32:40 (38)203.2 (7)
30Ernst BergerSUI350.11-27:13 (27)174.9 (34)
31Tom MobraatenCAN348.81-33:28 (41)205.0 (6)
32Andrzej MarusarzPOL345.51-31:30 (36)192.1 (12)
33Walter Delle KarthAUT333.21-37:14 (46)207.4 (4)
34Tone DečmanYUG331.41-29:44 (30)169.1 (38)
35Tsutomu SekidoJPN330.31-32:48 (40)183.3 (25)
36Albin JakopičYUG327.71-30:02 (32)166.9 (39)
37Ed BloodUSA325.51-33:45 (42)183.1 (26)
38Leon BeblerYUG316.71-34:25 (43)177.5 (32)
39Bud ClarkCAN315.41-30:20 (33)156.1 (41)
40Holger LundgrenSWE313.21-29:57 (31)152.0 (42)
41Karl Johan BaadsvikCAN306.91-39:30 (47)191.7 (14)
42Edgars GruzītisLAT282.71-35:22 (44)148.1 (43)
43Shinzo YamadaJPN278.81-31:28 (35)125.2 (45)
44Paul Ottar SatreUSA273.91-36:27 (45)144.5 (44)
45Percy LegardGBR249.31-47:47 (48)172.5 (37)
46William BallCAN244.71-32:46 (39)97.4 (46)
ACAndrea VuerichITA1-25:01 (14)– (DNS)DNF
ACHarald HedjersonSWE1-25:50 (22)– (DNS)DNF
ACKároly KőváriHUN– (AC)DNF
ACLászló SzalayHUN– (AC)DNF
ACRado IsteničYUG– (AC)DNF
DNSRudolf KloecknerROU– (DNS)
DNSNikola DimitrovBUL– (DNS)