Finn Christian Jagge, Norway’s 1992 Olympic slalom champion who made history by beating Italian Alberto Tomba to gold at the Albertville Games, has died at the age of 54. His wife, Trine-Lise, announced this morning that he died due to an “acute illness”.
Jagge was a legend. He won seven World Cup races and his career exploded after surprising the crowd’s favorite Tomba who was bidding to become the first Alpine skier to win four golds. He, unfortunately, had to stick with silver.
In 2000, he ended his 15-year-career by skiing his last race in a tuxedo, bow tie, and sunglasses.
Rest in peace, legend!