Thams, Jacob Tullin

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Name
Thams, Jacob Tullin Gender: M
born on 7 April 1898 at 10:30 (= 10:30 AM )
Place Oslo, Norway, 59n55, 10e45
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Viktor
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 17°35' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°20 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°30'



Jacob Tullin Thams

Biography

Norwegian ski jumper and sailor who won the first Olympic ski jumping gold medal in 1924, and became the third person (after Gillis Grafström who competed in one sport only, and boxer/bobsleigh crew member Eddie Eagan) to win a medal in both the Winter and Summer Olympics in 1936 as a member of the silver medal winning Norwegian 8-metre sailing team.

Thams also won the individual large hill at the 1926 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1926 (the first true ski jumper to do so), and would develop the Kongsberger technique in ski jumping (along with fellow Norwegian Sigmund Ruud) that would be the standard until it was superseded by the Daescher technique in the 1950s.

Thams died on 27 July 1954 at the age of 56.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Viktor E. quotes certificate of live birth in hand.

Categories

  • Vocation : Sports : Sailing/ Boating
  • Vocation : Sports : Skiing (Ski jump)
  • Notable : Awards : Olympics (Gold and silver)