Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen

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Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen
Medal record
Women's cross country skiing
Olympic Games
Silver 2002 Salt Lake City 4 × 5 km
Bronze 2006 Turin 10 km classical
World Championships
Gold 2005 Oberstdorf Team sprint
Gold 2005 Oberstdorf 4 × 5 km
Silver 2001 Lahti 4 × 5 km
Silver 2003 Val di Fiemme 4 × 5 km
Bronze 2003 Val di Fiemme Individual sprint
Bronze 2003 Val di Fiemme 10 km
Women's ski-orienteering
World Championships
Silver 1994 Val di Non Short distance
Silver 1994 Val di Non Relay
Silver 1996 Lillehammer Classic distance
Bronze 1998 Windischgarsten Relay
Bronze 1992 Pontarlier Relay
World Cup
Gold 1997 Overall WC
Bronze 1993 Overall WC
Bronze 1995 Overall WC

Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen (born 8 November 1964) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. Her first Olympic medal was a silver 4 × 5 km at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, she took the bronze medal in the 10 km classical interval start event. Pedersen is the oldest woman ever to win a cross country skiing World Cup race, which she did at age 41 in January 2006 in Otepää, Estonia.

Gjermundshaug Pedersen has also won six medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, including two golds (4 x 5 km, team sprint: both 2005), two silvers (4 x 5 km: 2001, 2003), and two bronzes (Individual sprint, 10 km: both 2003).

She also won the Egebergs Ærespris in 2003. This prestigious prize is awarded to athletes who reach international top level in one sport and concurrently perform at national level (or better) in a second sport. Gjermundshaug Pedersen has also competed in ski orienteering, a sport in which she received three silver medals and two bronze medals in the World championships,[1] and she has also won the overall World Cup (1997).[2][3]

At age 42, Gjermundshaug Pedersen decided to make a comeback in the World Cup for the 2006/2007 season. In January 2008 she won her seventh Norwegian Championships gold medal, in the 10 km interval start race.

An unparalleled historic curiosum is the Norwegian Championship 3 x 5 km cross-country ski relay of 2006, where the entire winning team of Nybygda consisted of Gjermundshaug Pedersens: mother Hilde with her two twin daughters Eli and Ida.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Ski Orienteering ChampionshipsIOF (Retrieved on 19 June 2008)
  2. ^ World Cup in Ski OrienteeringIOF (Retrieved on 19 June 2008)
  3. ^ Ski-World Cup 1997IOF (Retrieved on 19 June 2008)
Awards
Preceded by
Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Egebergs Ærespris
2003
Succeeded by
Trond Einar Elden