He was a legend: the Olympic champion Jagge died at the age of 54

The Norwegian Slalom Olympic champion in 1992, Finn Christian Jagge, has died at the age of 54 years. The family of former athletes informed. Her husband had di

He was a legend: the Olympic champion Jagge died at the age of 54

The Norwegian Slalom Olympic champion in 1992, Finn Christian Jagge, has died at the age of 54 years. The family of former athletes informed. Her husband had died on Wednesday after a short illness, wrote Jagges wife, Trine-Lise Jagge, in a short Statement on Facebook.

"It's awful sad," said Jagges former teammate, Kjetil Andre Aamodt in the Norwegian TV. "He was a unique Athlete. In the Alpine sports, he was a legend. He kept the Sport in the 1980s alive and was an incredibly important pioneer.“

Jagge had given in 1984 at the Swedish Are his world Cup debut, and in 1991 the first Slalom win. In total, he won seven world Cup races. In 2000, he was resigned and had then worked also as a coach the Norwegian Alpine ladies.

the height of his active career was winning the Olympic gold medal in 1992 in Albertville, when he sat in the Slalom against the Italians Alberto Tomba by. Last Jagge, the father of two children, worked as a TV-expert.

Updated Date: 09 July 2020, 08:19

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