Sixten JERNBERG

Sweden SWE

Cross-Country

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
    3 S
    2 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1929
Olympic Results

Biography

Sixten JERNBERG

Success in long-distance

Cross-country skier Sixten Jernberg made his Olympic debut at the 1956 Olympic Games in Cortina d’Ampezzo. He earned silver medals in both of his first two races, the 30km and the 15km. Then he won the 50km by an impressive 78 seconds. Two days later, Jernberg skied the anchor leg in the 4x10km relay and secured bronze medals for Sweden's team.

13-second victory

At the next Winter Games, in Squaw Valley in 1960, Jernberg opened with a 13-second victory in the 30km race. He added a silver medal in the 15km, missing another gold by only 3.1 seconds, and then placed fourth in the relay and fifth in the 50km.

More gold at 35

Four years later, Jernberg got off to a slow start (by his standards) at the 1964 Games in Innsbruck, finishing fifth in the 30km race and third in the 15km. In the 50km race, Jernberg started the course next to last, just as he had when he won the same race in 1956. Evidently, this was his lucky position because he won again in 1964, this time by 65.6 seconds. On 8 February 1964, two days after his 35th birthday, Jernberg competed in his last Olympic race, the 4x10km relay. Skiing the second leg, he helped Sweden score a close victory over Finland.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

B
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#5
30 kilometres
30 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
G
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
G
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Squaw Valley 1960

S
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
G
30 kilometres
30 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#5
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
#4
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

S
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
S
30 kilometres
30 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
G
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
B
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing