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Inger AUFLES

Norway
TeamNorway
Cross-Country SkiingCross-Country Skiing
Olympic Medals
1G
2B
Games Participations2
First Olympic GamesGrenoble 1968
Year of Birth1941

Biography

Born as Inger Døving in Valldal near Ålesund, she moved to Mosjøen in the northern part of Norway in 1961, married, and began to train seriously for cross-country skiing with the club Kjærstad IL. She had her breakthrough in 1966, when she was selected for the World Championships, where she was a member of the relay team which surprised everybody with a silver medal. Two years later she was Norwegian champion in the 10 km, and at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics she won a bronze medal at that distance. A week later Aufles skied the first leg for Norway in the relay, giving her team a decisive lead, and her teammates Babben Enger-Damon and Berit Mørdre-Lammedal were able to maintain it and secure the first ever Olympic gold medal for Norwegian ladies in cross-country skiing. In 1969 she was Norwegian champion for the second time, that time over 5 km. Later in the season she placed second at 10 km in Svenska Skidspelen in Falun. She won her third Olympic medal at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics as a member of the bronze medal winning relay team. Aufles ended her skiing career after the 1972 season, aged 30.

Olympic Results

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