Harald Grønningen

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Harald Grønningen
Medal record
Men's cross country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold 1968 Grenoble 15 km
Gold 1968 Grenoble 4 x 10 km
Silver 1960 Squaw Valley 4 x 10 km
Silver 1964 Innsbruck 15 km
Silver 1964 Innsbruck 30 km
World Championships
Gold 1966 Oslo 4 x 10 km
Silver 1962 Zakopane 15 km

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.

He was also an able long distance runner. His personal best times were 15:03.2 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in September 1963 at Trondheim stadion, and 31:04.6 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in September 1961 at the same stadium. He represented the club Lensvik IL.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5000 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "10000 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Retrieved 9 June 2011.