Stein ERIKSEN

Norway NOR

Alpine Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    St. Moritz 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1927
Olympic Results

Biography

Stein ERIKSEN

Writing Olympic history

Stein was the first skier from outside the Alps to win an Olympic men's Alpine gold medal. At the 1952 Oslo Games, Eriksen won the giant slalom by almost two seconds. A modest champion, he declared, "I had a great advantage over most of the others because I knew the course by heart."

Skiing’s first superstar

Four days later, he added a silver medal in the slalom. He also finished sixth in the downhill. Handsome, stylish and glamorous, Eriksen was skiing's first superstar. Despite his celebrity, Eriksen had a down-to-earth formula for success: "Be tough, be confident. But you will never be a whole and happy person if you aren't humble".

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Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Oslo 1952

#6
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
G
Giant Slalom
Giant Slalom Alpine Skiing
S
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Moritz 1948

#32
Combined
Combined Alpine Skiing
#31
Downhill
Downhill Alpine Skiing
#29
Slalom
Slalom Alpine Skiing