Svein Sigfusson was an athlete and entrepreneur who was born in Lundar, Manitoba. In 1938, Svein set a Canadian record in the hammer throw, winning the gold medal at the Canadian championships that same year. He also won silver medals in the discus, shot put, triple jump and javelin events. Sigfusson won at least nine Canadian championships between 1938 and 1954 and was named to the All-Canada track and field team in 1954. He won a bronze medal in the discus at the 1950 British Empire Games. Later, Sigfusson developed and operated a transportation system in northern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario, which he describes in his memoir Sigfusson’s Roads. Sigfusson was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1974 and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1982. Svein Sigfusson died in 1992.
Books by Svein Sigfusson