Tommy Limby

– the ski master who became an entrepreneur

Tommy Limby. Foto.

In the 70s, Orsa IF had perhaps their strongest ski team ever with Lars-Arne Bölling, Esbjörn Ulvenvall and Tommy Limby. All three had already shown their abilities as juniors. Tommy was one of the winners at the Junior SM 1967.

Tommy was strongest at long distances and came second in the Vasaloppet 1973 and third in 1976 and 1977.

At the Olympics in Innsbruck in 1976, he came in as eight in the five-mile race, but the biggest success came in the World Cup in Lahti in 1978, where Sweden took home the relay gold. The race is classic. Tommy did the third leg and had the best time of the race. On the last leg, Thomas Magnusson (who also competed for Orsa for a while) made a move on a hill that still bears his name and cracked Finland's finisher. The other two in the Swedish team were Sven-Åke Lundbäck and Christer Johansson.

After his active skiing career, Tommy became politically active and also in other ways involved in Orsa's development, not least in Grönklitt. Among other things, he created and ran Limbygården.

Senast uppdaterad: 19 februari 2024