Friday, September 25, 2015

1962 Stein Eriksen Rolex Explorer Skiing Ad


1962 Stein Eriksen
Rolex Explorer Skiing Ad
Winter Olympics Skiing Gold Medal Winner

Earlier this week we took a look at Jean-Claude Killy's amazing career, so I thought it would make sense to look at the best Olympic Skier prior to Killy, which is Stein Eriksen. It is fascinating to realize that J.F.K., was the President Of The United States when this Rolex Explorer ad was published in magazines!!!




Rolex Coolness: Stein Eriksen
Now & Then

"Be tough, be confident, but you will never be a whole person if you aren't humble."
–Stein Eriksen

Stein Eriksen has lived an amazing life!!! In the 1952 Winter Olympics, held in Oslo, Norway, he won the gold medal for Giant Slalom and Silver for Slalom. Stein Eriksen was born in 1927 and is 88 years old today. The photo of him below was recently at age 83!!!

Growing up Stein Eriksen was a gymnast which he incorporated into his skiing skills and he was the first skiing superstar. He is pictured below in the early 1950s.


With his gymnastics background, Stein Eriksen is renowned for inventing the skiing areal, which went on to become a freestyle skiing event.

Since Stein Eriksen was the pioneer of ariels, he must have seriously freaked-out spectators!!!


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