Yuri GROMOV, “FACTS”
Champion of the Olympic games 1992 in Albertville (France) in Alpine skiing (slalom) Norwegian Finn Christian Jagge died at home at age 54. The tragic news was announced on his page in Facebook wife Age Trine-Lise, writing that the cause was a short illness four weeks ago, the former athlete was taken to hospital Oslo, but a few days ago his condition deteriorated.
The gold in Albertville 1992 was the highest achievement in the career Age
“It’s terribly sad. In his 54 years he was a hardworking guy, who was still very active. He left small children, so the news is doubly tragic. He was one of the best representatives of Norwegian sport. He promoted Norwegian ski sports in the 90-ies, “—said partner Age team Kjetil Andre Aamodt in an interview to TV 2.
Note that Finn titled Christian was born in a sports family. His father Finn Doug 42 times became Norwegian champion in tennis in different disciplines, and the mother of Liv represented the country at two winter Olympics, in 1960 and 1964, in Alpine skiing.
Future Olympic champion made his debut in the world Cup in February 1986, and during his career won seven stages in the slalom. In 1992 in Albertville, the Norwegian won the gold, ahead by 0.28 seconds, the legendary Alberto Tomba and thereby not allowing the Italian to win a fourth consecutive Olympic medal of the highest standard.
Finn Christian has finished sports career in 2000 and has since worked in senior positions in one of the leading Norwegian telecommunication company.
Earlier, the “FACTS” reported that in Russia died two-time Olympic champion water Polo Alexander Kabanov.