Edel Therese Høiseth
Høiseth skated in all Winter Olympics from 1984 to 1998, making her one of only three Norwegians to have participated in as many as five Winter Olympics (the other two being Oddvar Brå and Petter Thoresen). Her best Olympic result is an eighth place on the 500 m at the 1994 Winter Olympics. One of her best seasons was 1996, when she won the silver medal at the World Sprint Championships behind Chris Witty. Throughout her unusually long career at international top level, she also won more than 40 Norwegian Championships in Allround, Sprint, and Single Distance (500 m, 1,000 m, and 1,500 m). In 2000, on two different occasions in Calgary, she achieved times of 1:15.37 and 1:15.47 on the 1,000 m; the world record at that time was Monique Garbrecht's 1:14.61. Høiseth's best 500 m time is 38.40.
An overview of medals won by Høiseth at important championships she participated in, listing the years in which she won each:
|Championships||Gold medal||Silver medal||Bronze medal|
|World Single Distance||–||–||–|
|World Cup||–||1996 (1,000 m)
2000 (1,000 m)
|1986 (500 m) |
1987 (500 m)
To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Høiseth skated her personal records.
|500 m||38.40||29 January 2000||Calgary||37.55|
|1,000 m||1:15.37||30 January 2000||Calgary||1:14.61|
|1,500 m||1:59.97||17 March 2000||Calgary||1:55.50|
|3,000 m||4:29.50||29 March 1999||Calgary||4:01.67|
|5,000 m||8:13.13||19 December 1999||Hamar||6:57.24|
Høiseth has an Adelskalender score of 172.619 points.
- Edel Therese Høiseth at SkateResults.com
- Edel Therese Høiseth. Deutsche Eisschnelllauf Gemeinschaft e.V. (German Skating Association).
- Personal records from Jakub Majerski's Speedskating Database
- Evert Stenlund's Adelskalender pages
- Historical World Records. International Skating Union.
- National Championships results. Norges Skøyteforbund (Norwegian Skating Association).