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Grøttumsbråten at the 1931 World Championships
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Born 24 February 1899
Sørkedalen, Norway
Died 24 January 1983 (aged 83)
Vestre Aker, Norway
Height 180 cm
Sport Nordic skiing
Club IL i BUL

Johan Hagbart Pedersen Grøttumsbraaten (24 February 1899 – 24 January 1983) was a Norwegian skier who competed in Nordic combined and cross-country. Dominating both events in the 1920s and early 1930s, he won several medals in the early Winter Olympics. Most notably, he won two gold medals at the 1928 Winter Olympics, and as one of the only two entrants to win two gold medalists from St. Moritz, was the most successful athlete there, along with Clas Thunberg of Finland. He previously won three medals (one silver, two bronzes) at the inaugural Winter Olympics held in Chamonix in 1924, and went on to defend his Olympic title in Nordic Combined Skiing at the 1932 Winter Olympics.

In addition, he won three gold medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships: In 1931 he won both the cross-country 18 km and Nordic combined, after winning the Nordic combined event earlier in 1926.

Grøttumsbråten is one of only four people to ever win the Holmenkollen ski festival's Nordic combined event five times (1923, 1926, 1928, 1929 and 1931). In 1924, he shared the Holmenkollen medal with fellow Norwegian Nordic combined athlete Harald Økern.

Cross-country skiing results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Olympic Games

  • 3 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km
1924 25 Silver Bronze
1928 29 Gold
1932 33 6

World Championships

  • 1 medal – (1 gold)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km 
1931 32 Gold
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