|Full name||Ronny Nilsen|
7 May 1971 |
|Achievements and titles|
Ronny Nilsen (born 7 May 1971 in Åsane, Bergen) is a former Norwegian athlete who competed in the javelin. He represented the Hordaland club IL Norna-Salhus. He was a policeman in Oslo for many years, but since 1 September 2008 he is the head of sport of Norges Friidrettsforbund.
Nilsen has a personal best of 84.73 meters (278.0 ft), which places him third on the Norwegian all-time list, behind Andreas Thorkildsen and Pål Arne Fagernes. He competed for the club IL Norna-Salhus.
Nilsen is a graduate of the Norwegian Police University College, and for many years worked at the Sentrum politistasjon in Oslo. After a period as senior advisor at NAV, he found a job as the head of sport at Norges Friidrettsforbund.
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||27th||73.46 m|
|2005||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||26th||70.07 m|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||21st||71.37 m|
Medals at Norwegian championship
Nilsen has nine national medals in javelin, including two national titles.
|Gold||Javelin||2000 and 2007|
|Silver||Javelin||1996, 1997, 2003, 2004 and 2006|
|Bronze||Javelin||1999 and 2002|
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