Norwegian Olympic slalom champion Jagge dies at 54
OSLO (NORWAY) – Finn Christian Jagge, Norway’s 1992 Olympic slalom champion who trounced Italian Alberto Tomba to clinch gold at the Albertville Games, died at 54, said the Norwegian Sports Federation.
He died due to an “acute illness”, said his wife Trine-Lise.
Jagge, who is the champion of seven World Cup races, had his all-time career high at the Olympics when he surprised crowd favourite Tomba, the defending champion, and went on to become the first Alpine skier to bag four golds.
When he bid goodbye to his 15-year World Cup career in 2000, he appeared for the last race in a tuxedo, bow tie and sunglasses.
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