Bjørnar Valstad

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Bjørnar Valstad
Medal record
Competitor for  Norway
Men's Orienteering
World Championships
Gold 1999 Inverness Classic
Gold 1999 Inverness Relay
Gold 2004 Västerås Long
Gold 2004 Västerås Relay
Silver 1991 Mariánské Lázně Relay
Silver 2001 Tampere Relay
Silver 2003 Rapperswil/Jona Middle
Bronze 1995 Detmold Short
Bronze 1997 Grimstad Short
Bronze 1997 Grimstad Relay
Bjørnar Valstad

Bjørnar Valstad (born 27 April 1967) is a Norwegian orienteering athlete who has won 4 World Orienteering Championships gold medals.[1]

He retired from international orienteering at the end of the 2004 season where he became world champion in both the long and relay events, despite this he failed to make the Orienteering World Cup final round in Germany.[citation needed]

Valstad runs for[dated info] and coaches the Norwegian club Bækkelagets SK in Oslo. He has previously represented Nydalens SK, NTHI and IL Stjørdals-Blink. From 2007 to 2014 he was the secretary-general of the Norges Orienteringsforbund.[1]

He is married to Hanne Staff.[1]


World Orienteering Championships

European Orienteering Championships

  • Silver, Classic Distance, 2002 Hungary
  • Bronze, Classic Distance, 2000 Ukraine

Orienteering World Cup

  • First, Overall Individual World Cup 2002
  • Third, Overall Individual World Cup 1998
  • Gold, Classic Distance, 2002 Switzerland
  • Gold, Sprint Distance, 2002 Norway
  • Gold, Classic Distance, 1998 Ireland
  • Silver, Short Distance, 2002 Sweden
  • Silver, Classic Distance, 1998 Great Britain
  • Silver, Classic Distance, 1998 Estonia
  • Silver, Classic Distance, 1996 Lithuania
  • Bronze, Classic Event, 2002 Czech Republic
  • Bronze, Short Distance, 1998 Great Britain
  • Bronze, Classic Distance, 1998 Poland
  • Bronze, Short Distance, 1998 Finland

World Games

  • Gold, Relay Event, 2001 Japan


  1. ^ a b c "Bjørnar Valstad". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 4 May 2010.