Irma JOHANSSON

Sweden SWE

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1932
Olympic Results

Biography

Irma JOHANSSON

Irma Johansson was a Swedish cross country skier who competed in the 1950s and 1960s having her greatest success in relay events, mostly running the first leg. In 1956 at Cortina d’Ampezzo she earned a bronze medal in the 3x5 km relay. She was also with the Swedish relay team that won gold in 1960 in Squaw Valley together with Britt Strandberg and Sonja Edström-Ruthström, where she gave her teammates a comfortable lead after the first leg. Irma Johansson also won a 3x5 km bronze medal at the 1958 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Nationally, she only achieved one championship in the 3x5 km relay in 1960 with the team from Luleå.

In 1946, at 14-years-old, she won the Pålänge Race for women. In 1955 she became part of the national team and started competing internationally. She had started training in gardening in Karlstad in 1959 giving little chance to prepare for the Olympics which turned out to be the highlight of her career. For more than 30 years she worked for the town of Skellefteå together with her husband who also worked as a gardener. After retirement, they moved back to her family farm in Börjelsby outside Kalix near Luleå.

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Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

#8
10 kilometres
10 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
G
3 × 5 kilometres Relay
3 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

#7
10 kilometres
10 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
B
3 × 5 kilometres Relay
3 × 5 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing

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