Norway at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Norway at the Olympic Games

Flag of Norway
IOC code  NOR
NOC Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Website www.idrett.no (Norwegian)
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 45 (37 men, 8 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Sverre Stenersen (Nordic combined)
Medals
Rank: 7
Gold
2
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
4
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Norway competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Brenden, HallgeirHallgeir Brenden Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Gold Stenersen, SverreSverre Stenersen Nordic combined Men's individual
 Silver Johannesen, KnutKnut Johannesen Speed skating Men's 10,000m
 Bronze Gjestvang, AlvAlv Gjestvang Speed skating Men's 500m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Trygve Berge Downhill DSQ
Kåre Opdal DSQ
Asle Sjåstad 3:08.8 14
Jan Thorstensen Giant Slalom DSQ
Guttorm Berge DSQ
Hans Magnus Andresen 3:44.7 50
Asle Sjåstad 3:21.6 22
Asle Sjåstad Slalom 1:36.4 25 2:04.5 17 3:40.9 18
Hans Magnus Andresen 1:35.0 21 2:06.8 21 3:41.8 20
Jan Thorstensen 1:33.1 14 DSQ DSQ
Guttorm Berge 1:32.1 9 DSQ DSQ
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Astrid Sandvik Downhill 1:54.4 27
Inger Jørgensen 1:54.3 26
Borghild Niskin 1:49.5 9
Inger Jørgensen Giant Slalom 2:04.4 24
Astrid Sandvik 2:04.0 22
Inger Bjørnbakken 2:02.3 14
Borghild Niskin 1:59.0 7
Inger Jørgensen Slalom 1:01.4 17 1:00.9 15 2:02.3 13
Borghild Niskin 59.0 11 1:00.0 12 1:59.0 11
Astrid Sandvik 58.9 10 59.1 5 1:58.0 6
Inger Bjørnbakken 58.7 8 59.3 6 1:58.0 6

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
NOR-1 Reidar Alveberg
Arnold Dyrdahl
Two-man 1:29.04 22 1:26.83 17 DNF 1:28.86 19 DNF
NOR-2 Arne Røgden
Odd Solli
Two-man 1:27.57 20 1:26.90 19 1:28.81 21 1:29.05 21 5:52.33 20
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
NOR-1 Arne Røgden
Arnold Dyrdahl
Odd Solli
Trygve Brudevold
Four-man 1:20.96 16 1:20.08 13 1:20.45 11 1:20.01 7 5:21.50 11

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Magnar Ingebrigtsli 54:30 30
Martin Stokken 50:45 6
Håkon Brusveen 50:36 5
Hallgeir Brenden 49:39 1
30 km Per Olsen 1'51:15 19
Oddmund Jensen 1'51:04 17
Martin Stokken 1'49:38 15
Hallgeir Brenden 1'49:29 14
50 km Martin Stokken DSQ
Birger Vestermo DSQ
Edvin Landsem 3'11:43 15
Oddmund Jensen 3'11:14 14
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Håkon Brusveen
Per Olsen
Martin Stokken
Hallgeir Brenden
2'21:16 4
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Ingrid Wigernæs 43:40 27
Gina Regland-Sigstad 42:42 22
Rakel Wahl 40:49 11
Kjelfrid Brusveen 40:38 10
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Kjelfrid Brusveen
Gina Regland-Sigstad
Rakel Wahl
1'10:50 4

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Kjetil Mårdalen Individual 64.0 67.0 189.0 26 57:43 234.500 6 423.500 14
Arne Barhaugen 64.5 68.0 199.0 15 57:11 236.581 3 435.581 5
Tormod Knutsen 70.5 69.0 203.0 10 58:22 232.000 9 435.000 6
Sverre Stenersen 73.0 74.0 215.0 2 56:18 240.000 1 455.000 1

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Sverre Stenersen Normal hill 72.0 90.5 39 70.0 93.0 29 183.5 35
Asbjørn Osnes 75.5 102.0 18 72.0 97.5 21 199.5 18
Sverre Stallvik 77.0 104.5 11 75.5 103.5 11 208.0 9
Arne Hoel 77.5 104.5 11 76.5 102.0 13 206.5 11

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Hroar Elvenes 42.8 17
Sigmund Søfteland 42.7 16
Finn Hodt 42.5 13
Alv Gjestvang 41.0 3
1500 m Hroar Elvenes 2:16.0 24
Jan Kristiansen 2:13.7 16
Roald Aas 2:12.9 10
Knut Johannesen 2:12.2 9
5000 m Hjalmar Andersen 8:06.5 11
Torstein Seiersten 8:06.4 10
Knut Johannesen 8:02.3 8
Roald Aas 8:01.6 6
10,000 m Knut Tangen 17:22.3 19
Hjalmar Andersen 16:52.6 6
Sverre Haugli 16:48.7 4
Knut Johannesen 16:36.9 2

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