Edy Sixten Jernberg



Olympic medalist


Edy Sixten Jernberg (born 6 February 1929, Malung Municipality, Dalarna County) is a retired Swedish cross country skier.

Through a career lasting from the World Championships in 1954 to the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, he won four World Championships gold medals and nine Olympic medals. He specialised in the longer distances, with four of his eight gold medals coming in the 50 km distance, one was over 30 km and three in 4 x 10 km. He also won Vasaloppet twice. Jernberg won the 15km at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1954. For his cross-country skiing successes, Jernberg was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1960 (Shared with Helmut Recknagel, Sverre Stensheim, and Tormod Knutsen.).