Kristen SKJELDAL

Norway NOR

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
    1 B
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Albertville 1992
  • Year of Birth
    1967
Olympic Results

Biography

Kristen SKJELDAL

Kristen Skjeldal competed at three Winter Olympic Games in cross-country skiing, winning three medals – golds in the 1992 and 2002 relay, and an individual bronze in the 30 km at Salt Lake City, after the original winner, Johann Mühlegg, was later disqualified for doping. Skjeldal competed at several World Championships, with a best individual finish of sixth in the 50 km in 1999. He débuted in the World Cup in March 1989, and eventually had 11 podium finishes, winning one race, a 30 km at Lahti in March 1991. He also had three World Cup victories in relay events, and in 2001/02, Skjeldal was fourth in the seasonal World Cup.

Skjeldal continued to compete internationally through 2005 but was not selected for the 2006 Olympic team. However, in 2012 he came back at the Norwegian Championships, finishing eighth in the 15 km freestyle event. In total, he won 11 Norwegian individual championship titles, six of which came in the 50 km, the last coming in 2006, the most at this distance. He was a carpenter by profession. His brother Gudmund Skjeldal also competed internationally for Norway and wrote a biography about Kristen.

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Salt Lake City 2002

#22
10/10 kilometres Pursuit
10/10 kilometres Pursuit Cross Country Skiing
B
30 kilometres, Mass Start, Freestyle
30 kilometres, Mass Start, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
G
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Lillehammer 1994

#18
30 kilometres, Freestyle
30 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Albertville 1992

#38
10 kilometres, Classical
10 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
#DNS
10/15 kilometres Pursuit
10/15 kilometres Pursuit Cross Country Skiing
G
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
#20
50 kilometres, Freestyle
50 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing

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