Norwegian cross-country skiers

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  1. Marit Bjorgen

    Marit Bjorgen


    Marit Bjørgen (born 21 March 1980) is a Norwegian cross-country skier and six times Olympic champion from Midtre Gauldal, Norway. She is ranked first in the all-time Cross-Country World Cup rankings with seventy-five individual victories. Bjørgen is also the most successful sprinter in Cross-Country World Cup history, with twenty-nine victories. One of her most notable achievements was becoming the most successful athlete at the 2010 Winter Olympics by winning five medals, including three gold medals. She also won three gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics. With her 2014 medals, she became, alongside Raisa Smetanina and Stefania Belmondo, the most medaled female Winter Olympian. However she has more gold medals amongst her 10 Olympic medals than either of them. She is well known for her endurance, fitness, technical strength, mental toughness, and also her finishing sprints. She excels equally in both classic and skate style skiing, and does well through all distances from the sprint events to the long distance ones.

  2. Ole Bjørndalen

    Ole Bjørndalen


    Ole Einar Bjørndalen (born 27 January 1974) is a Norwegian professional biathlete, often referred to by the nickname "The King of Biathlon". He is the most medaled Olympian in the history of the Winter Olympic Games, with 13 medals. He is also the most successful biathlete of all time at the Biathlon World Championships, having won 40 medals, double that of any other biathlete. With 94 World Cup wins, Bjørndalen is ranked first all-time for career victories on the Biathlon World Cup tour, more than twice that of anyone else. He has won the Overall World Cup title six times, in 1997–98, in 2002–03, in 2004–05, in 2005–06, in 2007–08 and in 2008–09, more than any other male biathlete and the same as female record holder Magdalena Forsberg.

  3. Bjørn Dæhlie

    Bjørn Dæhlie


    Bjørn Erlend Dæhlie (born 19 June 1967) is a Norwegian businessman and retired cross-country skier. In the years from 1992 to 1999, Dæhlie won the Nordic World Cup 6 times, finishing second in 1994 and 1998. Dæhlie won a total of 29 medals in the Olympics and World Championships in the period between 1991 and 1999, making Dæhlie the most successful cross-country skier in history.

  4. Therese Johaug

    Therese Johaug


    Therese Johaug (born 25 June 1988) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed for the clubs Tynset IF and IL Nansen. She is a three-time Olympic medallist.

  5. Vibeke Skofterud

    Vibeke Skofterud


    Vibeke Westbye Skofterud (born April 20, 1980 in Askim) is a Norwegian cross country skier who has been competing since 1999. She won gold in the 4 x 5 km relay at Vancouver in 2010. Her best individual finish at the Winter Olympics was 8th in the 30 km event at Salt Lake City in 2002.

  6. Audun Endestad

    Audun Endestad


    Audun Endestad (born January 19, 1953) is a Norwegian-born American cross country skier, author and field guide. He is a past Olympic, World & National Team cross-country skier.

  7. Hans Anton Aalien

    Hans Anton Aalien


    Hans Anton Aalien (born 21 September 1958) is a blind skier from Norway. He won a gold medal in the disabled skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a time of 18 minutes, 52.2 seconds. He participated in track and field athletics at four consecutive Summer Paralympics, from 1976 to 1988, and also competed in swimming in 1976 and 1984. He won one bronze medal in athletics and a silver and a bronze in swimming. At the Winter Paralympics, he competed in cross-country skiing in 1980, 1984, and 1988, and medaled in every event he participated in. He won a total of seven golds, one silver, and one bronze winter Paralympic medal.

  8. Petter Northug

    Petter Northug


    Petter Northug Jr. (born 6 January 1986) is a Norwegian cross country skier and double Olympic champion. He has 13 World Championship and 2 Winter Olympic gold medals with 20 medals overall (2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze at the Olympics, 13 gold and 3 silver at the World Ski Championships), and 18 individual FIS Cross-Country World Cup wins with 13 podium places. He is also the record holder for most stage wins (13) in Tour de Ski. By winning his ninth gold medal in the Nordic World Ski Championships in 4 x 10 km relay in Val di Fiemme 2013 he leveled the achievement of Bjørn Dæhlie who had been the most successful World Champion male skier up to this point.

  9. Lars Berger

    Lars Berger


    Lars Berger (born 1 May 1979) is a former Norwegian biathlete and cross-country skier.

  10. Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo

    Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo


    Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo (born 25 December 1961) is a former biathlete and cross country skier from Norway. She competed in both events from 1982 to 1992.

  11. Ingvild Flugstad Østberg

    Ingvild Flugstad Østberg


    Ingvild Flugstad Østberg (born 9 November 1990) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed since 2008.

  12. Kristin Størmer Steira

    Kristin Størmer Steira


    Kristin Størmer Steira (born 30 April 1981) is a retired Norwegian cross-country skier. She competed from 2002 to 2015, and became known in Norwegian media as "the eternal fourth", due to her many finishes in fourth place.

  13. Ragnhild Myklebust

    Ragnhild Myklebust


    Ragnhild Myklebust is a Norwegian nordic skier and multiple gold medal winner at the Paralympic Games. To date, she holds the record for the most ever medals won at the Winter Paralympics, having won 27 medals, of which 22 were gold.

  14. Thomas Alsgaard

    Thomas Alsgaard


    Thomas Alsgaard (born 10 January 1972) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. Alsgaard is regarded by many as the best performer of the skate-style in cross-country skiing and many of today's best skiers have studied his technique. In total, Alsgaard won 15 medals in the Winter Olympics and FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, making him one of the most successful skiers of all time.

  15. Frode Andresen

    Frode Andresen


    Frode Andresen (born 9 September 1973) is a former Norwegian biathlete and cross-country skier.

  16. Cato Zahl Pedersen

    Cato Zahl Pedersen


    Cato Zahl Pedersen (born 12 January 1959) is a Norwegian skier and multiple Paralympic gold medal winner. He has won a total of fourteen medals (thirteen gold, one silver) at the Paralympic Games, in both Winter and Summer Paralympics. He has no arms, having lost both in a childhood accident.

  17. Pål Tyldum

    Pål Tyldum


    Pål Tyldum (born 28 March 1942 at Høylandet) is a former cross country skier from Norway. Specializing in the longer distances, he won a gold medal in the 50 km event at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, he won a gold medal in the 4 x 10km relay. Additionally, he won three Olympic silver medals and seven national cross-country championships.

  18. Ingrid Kristiansen

    Ingrid Kristiansen


    Ingrid Kristiansen (née Christensen on 21 March 1956) is a Norwegian former athlete. She was one of the best female long distance runners during the 1980s. She is a former world record holder in the 5000 metres, 10,000 metres and the marathon and was a World Champion on the track, roads and cross-country. Kristiansen was the first athlete to win World titles on all three surfaces. At the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, she finished fourth in the first women's Olympic marathon. At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, she dropped out of the 10,000 metres final while leading. Early in her career, she was also an elite cross country skier, winning several Norwegian titles and a European junior championship.

  19. Anne Jahren

    Anne Jahren


    Anne Jahren (born 20 June 1963) is a former Norwegian cross country skier who competed from 1982 to 1990. She won a complete set of medals at the Winter Olympics with a gold in the 4 x 5 km (1984), a silver in the 4 x 5 km (1988), and a bronze in the 20 km {1984).

  20. Britt Pettersen

    Britt Pettersen


    Britt Pettersen Tofte (born 24 November 1961 at Lillehammer) is a former Norwegian cross country skier who competed during the 1980s.

  21. Kari Uglem

    Kari Uglem


    Kari Uglem (born 16 May 1970) is a retired Norwegian cross-country skier.

  22. Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass

    Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass


    Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass (born April 29, 1961) is a former Norwegian cross-country skier who competed from 1981 to 1997. He won the 15 km silver at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

  23. Harald Grønningen

    Harald Grønningen


    Harald Grønningen (born 9 October 1934 in Lensvik) is a former Norwegian cross country skier who competed during the 1960s, earning five winter olympic and two world championship medals. He also won nine Norwegian championship titles and received the King's cup in 1963 and 1967. Grønningen won the 15 km twice (1960 and 1961) at the Holmenkollen ski festival and earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1961.

  24. Berit Aunli

    Berit Aunli


    Berit Kristine Aunli, née Kvello, (born 9 June 1956 in Stjørdal, Norway) is a Norwegian former cross country skier married to Ove Aunli. She won her first international championship medal as a member of the Norwegian team that won the bronze medal at the 4 x 5 km at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

  25. Marte Elden

    Marte Elden


    Marte Elden (born 4 July 1986 in Levanger) is a Norwegian cross-country skier who has competed since 2005.

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