Torbjørn Ruste

Last updated

Torbjørn Ruste (December 9, 1929 July 31, 2003) was a Norwegian ski jumper who competed in the mid-1950s. He won two events at the 1954-55 Four Hills Tournament, earning them at Innsbruck and Bischofshofen.

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

Ski jumping skiing sport with jumping down a hill

Ski jumping is a winter sport in which competitors aim to achieve the longest jump after descending from a specially designed ramp on their skis. Along with jump length, competitor's style and other factors affect the final score. Ski jumping was first contested in Norway in the late 19th century, and later spread through Europe and North America in the early 20th century. Along with cross-country skiing, it constitutes the traditional group of Nordic skiing disciplines.

Four Hills Tournament late-December and early-January ski jumping competition in Austria and Germany

The Four Hills Tournament or the German-Austrian Ski Jumping Week is a ski jumping event composed of four World Cup events and has taken place in Germany and Austria each year since 1953. With a few exceptions the ski jumping events are held chronologically at Oberstdorf, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Innsbruck and Bischofshofen. Winning these all four events in one Four Hills Tournament edition is called the grand slam.

Related Research Articles

Anette Sagen ski jumper

Anette Sagen is a Norwegian former ski jumper.

FIS Ski Jumping World Cup international ski jumping competition spanning across the Earths Northern Hemisphere wintertime season

The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the world's highest level of ski jumping and the FIS Ski Flying World Cup as the subdivisional part of the competition. It was founded by Torbjørn Yggeseth for the 1979/80 season and organized by the International Ski Federation. Ladies began competing during the 2011/12 season.

Nils Karlsson Swedish cross-ountry skier

Nils Emanuel Karlsson, better known as Mora-Nisse, was a Swedish cross-country skier. Karlsson won gold in the 50 km event at the 1948 Winter Olympics and nine Vasaloppet victories.

Torbjørn Løkken Norwegian former Nordic combined skier

Torbjørn Løkken is a Norwegian nordic combined skier who competed from 1985 to 1990. He won two medals at the 1987 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf with a gold in the 15 km individual and a silver in the 3×5 km team events.

Astrid Sandvik Norwegian alpine skier

Astrid Sandvik is a Norwegian Alpine skier who finished tied for sixth place in the women's slalom at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo. In 1963, Sandvik was awarded the Holmenkollen medal. Sandvik is one of only eleven non-Nordic skiers to win the Holmenkollen medal.

Petter Tande Norwegian nordic skier

Petter Laukslett Tande is a Norwegian former nordic combined skier who has been competing between 2002 and 2011, representing Byåsen IL. He has three medals in the 4 x 5 km team event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, with a gold (2005) and two bronzes.

Torbjørn Falkanger Norwegian ski jumper

Torbjørn Falkanger was a Norwegian ski jumper who was active in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Heikki Hasu Nordic skier

Heikki Vihtori Hasu is a retired Finnish Nordic skier who competed in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics.

Alevtina Kolchina former Russian skier

Alevtina Pavlovna Kolchina is a former Soviet cross-country skier who competed during the 1950s and 1960s for Burevestnik and later for Dynamo sports societies. She competed in four Winter Olympics, earning a total of five medals. Kolchina also competed several times at the Holmenkollen ski festival, winning three times at 10 km (1961–1963) and once at 5 km (1966). She was married to four-time Olympic cross country medalist Pavel Kolchin until his 2010 death.

Pavel Konstantinovich Kolchin was a Soviet cross-country skier who competed during the 1950s and 1960s, training at Dynamo in Moscow. He was born in Yaroslavl.

Torbjørn Yggeseth Norwegian ski jumper

Torbjørn Yggeseth was a Norwegian ski jumper who was active in the 1960s.

Torgeir Brandtzæg Norwegian ski jumper

Torgeir Torbjørn Brandtzæg is a retired Norwegian ski jumper who won bronze medals both in the large hill and normal hill at the 1964 Winter Olympics.

Tor Håkon Holte is a Norwegian cross country skier who competed from 1982 to 1987. He won the 4 x 10 km gold at the 1985 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Seefeld and finished 9th in the 50 km event at those same championships.

Torbjörn, Thorbjörn, Torbjørn, or Thorbjørn are modern Swedish, Norwegian and Danish forms of the Old Norse and Icelandic name Þorbjörn, meaning thunder and bear.

Kerry Joel Lynch is an American former nordic combined skier who competed from 1979 to 1987. He is best known for his doping scandal at the 1987 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf, West Germany in which he and his coach Jim Page approved a plan to give Lynch an illegal transfusion to increase his red blood cell count. Lynch would finish second in the 15 km individual event behind Norway's Torbjørn Løkken, only to be stripped of his medal when he and Page confessed to the scandal. Lynch would serve a two-year suspension as a result. He is the only Nordic combined athlete to ever been stripped of a medal either in the Winter Olympics or in the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. The United States would not win a Nordic combined medal at the Nordic skiing World Championships until Johnny Spillane's gold medal in the 7.5 km sprint event at Val di Fiemme in 2003.

Ski Station railway station in Ski, Norway

Ski Station is a railway station located in Ski, Norway. Located 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Oslo Central Station on the Østfold Line, at the point where the railway splits in two into an eastern and western line.

Henry Arild Ruste was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1955 to 1975 as a member of the Social Credit Party. Ruste served as a cabinet minister in the governments of Premier Ernest Manning and Harry Strom from 1965 to 1971.

Ruste Juxx is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He was a protege of Sean Price, and a frequent guest rapper on Duck Down Records recordings. His first appearance was on the song "Magnum Force" off Heltah Skeltah's Magnum Force.

Husker du? was a television music program aimed at senior citizens broadcast between the years 1971 and 1985 by the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. It was initiated and largely hosted by Ivar Ruste, accompanied by Odd Grythe initially and Børt-Erik Thoresen after Grythe's health deteriorated. When Ruste retired due to ill health, Thoreson merged the show with a classical-music program he had hosted, continuing until mid-1985. Ruste's death earlier that year influenced Thoreson's decision to conclude the program; at that point 130 programs in the series had been broadcast, with several recordings from the show being published for EMI.

1954–55 Four Hills Tournament

At the third edition of the annual Four Hills Tournament in Germany and Austria, Hemmo Silvennoinen became the first ski jumper to win the tournament without winning any of the single events. He won ahead of two other Finns.

References

International Ski Federation international governing body for ski sports

The Fédération Internationale de Ski is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.