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Norway at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Norway competed at the 1928 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Norway ranked first in the total medal count, as they had in the inaugural 1924 Games.


  • Medalists 1
  • Cross-country skiing 2
  • Figure skating 3
  • Nordic combined 4
  • Ski jumping 5
  • Speed skating 6
  • References 7


Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Grøttumsbraaten, JohanJohan Grøttumsbraaten Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Gold Henie, SonjaSonja Henie Figure skating Women's singles
 Gold Grøttumsbraaten, JohanJohan Grøttumsbraaten Nordic combined Men's individual
 Gold Andersen, AlfAlf Andersen Ski jumping Men's normal hill
 Gold Evensen, BerntBernt Evensen Speed skating Men's 500m
 Gold Ballangrud, IvarIvar Ballangrud Speed skating Men's 5000m
 Silver Hegge, OleOle Hegge Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Silver Vinjarengen, HansHans Vinjarengen Nordic combined Men's individual
 Silver Ruud, SigmundSigmund Ruud Ski jumping Men's normal hill
 Silver , Bernt EvensenBernt Evensen Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Bronze Ødegaard, ReidarReidar Ødegaard Cross-country skiing Men's 18 km
 Bronze Snersrud, JonJon Snersrud Nordic combined Men's individual
 Bronze Larsen, RoaldRoald Larsen Speed skating Men's 500m
 Bronze Ballangrud, IvarIvar Ballangrud Speed skating Men's 1500m
 Bronze Evensen, BerntBernt Evensen Speed skating Men's 5000m

Cross-country skiing

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
18 km Hagbart Håkonsen 1'41:29 5
Reidar Ødegård 1'40:11 3rd
Ole Hegge 1'39:01 2nd
Johan Grøttumsbraaten 1'37:01 1st
50 km John Røen DNF
Johan Støa 5'25:30 8
Ole Hegge 5'17:58 5
Olav Kjelbotn 5'14:22 4

Figure skating

Athlete Event CF FS Places Points Final rank
Karen Simensen Women's singles 12 18 103 1811.75 16
Edel Randem 13 15 94 1880.75 13
Sonja Henie 1 1 8 2452.25 1st

Nordic combined


  • 18 km cross-country skiing
  • normal hill ski jumping

The cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing. Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes (but not all) entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events. One would expect that athletes competing at the Nordic combined event, would participate in the cross-country skiing event as well, as they would have the opportunity to win more than one medal. This was not always the case due to the maximum number of athletes that could represent a country per event.

The ski jumping (normal hill) event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below.

Athlete Event Cross-country Ski Jumping Total
Time Points Rank Distance 1 Distance 2 Total points Rank Points Rank
John Snersrud Individual 1'50:51 13.125 9 60.5 52.0 16.917 3 15.021 3rd
Ole Kolterud 1'50:17 13.375 7 59.0 65.5 (fall) 12.917 18 13.146 8
Hans Vinjarengen 1'41:44 17.750 2 59.5 (fall) 61.0 12.854 19 15.302 2nd
Johan Grøttumsbraaten 1'37:01 20.000 1 49.5 56.0 15.667 8 17.833 1st

Ski jumping

Athlete Event Jump 1 (Dist.) Jump 2 (Dist.) Total
Points Rank
Hans Kleppen Normal hill 56.5 (fall) 64.5 (fall) 6.500 36
Jacob Tullin Thams 56.5 73.0 (fall) 12.562 28
Sigmund Ruud 57.5 62.5 18.542 2nd
Alf Andersen 60.0 64.0 19.208 1st

Speed skating

Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Oskar Olsen 44.7 9
Haakon Pedersen 43.8 6
Roald Larsen 43.6 3rd
Bernt Evensen 43.4 OR 1st
1500 m Wollert Nygren 2:28.7 13
Roald Larsen 2:25.3 4
Ivar Ballangrud 2:22.6 3rd
Bernt Evensen 2:21.9 2nd
5000 m Michael Staksrud 9:07.3 7
Armand Carlsen 9:01.5 5
Bernt Evensen 9:01.1 3rd
Ivar Ballangrud 8:50.5 1st


  • Olympic Winter Games 1928, full results by

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