Norwegian skier who won three gold medals at the 1924 Olympics in the Nordic combined and cross country events.
He began skiing at the age of 10.
He was honored with a statue in 1946 by sculptor Per Palle Storm in Drammen.
He was raised on a farm on the Norwegian countryside where his father manned a wheelwright workshop.
He won gold at the 1924 Olympics where skater Sonja Henie competed in her first Olympics.