The Norwegian Sports Federation received the sad news Wednesday that Finn Christian Jagge has died at the age of 54.
“Our thoughts go first and foremost to the family and to everyone who is fond of alpine sports who have now lost a striking figure and one of the best alpinists and role models of Norwegian sport of our time,” says sports president Berit Kjøll.
“Jagge crowned an impressive career with Olympic gold in Albertville in 1992, beating another legend, Alberto Tomba. Jagge also excelled in sports and was a great example for many of our young and promising athletes in alpine sports. Jagge will be sorely missed,” said Kjøl.
In addition to an impressive Olympic gold, Finn Christian Jagge also won seven individual World Cup victories, eight NM golds and two royal trophies.
Release courtesy of Norwegian Sports Federation.