Eirik Kvalfoss

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Eirik Kvalfoss
Eirik Kvalfoss 1986.jpg
Kvalfoss at the 1986 World Championships.
Personal information
Full name Eirik Kvalfoss
Born (1959-12-25) 25 December 1959 (age 57)
Voss, Hordaland, Norway
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Voss Skiskyttarlag
World Cup debut 22 January 1981
Olympic Games
Teams 3 (1984, 1988, 1992)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams 10 (1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993)
Medals 13 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 14 (1980/81–1993/94)
Individual victories 12
Individual podiums 30
Overall titles 1 (1988–89)

Eirik Kvalfoss (born 25 December 1959) is a Norwegian retired biathlete.

Life and career[edit]

He won three medals during the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo: gold in the 10 km sprint, silver in relay and bronze in the 20 km individual. In total Kvalfoss won 11 individual Olympic and World Championship medals between 1982–1991, as well as several relay medals. He was awarded Morgenbladets Gullmedalje in 1983.

Kvalfosss did his higher education at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.[2]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[3]

Olympic Games[edit]

3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo Bronze Gold Silver
Canada 1988 Calgary 6th 20th 6th
France 1992 Albertville 27th 47th 5th

World Championships[edit]

13 medals (3 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
Finland 1981 Lahti 17th 8th N/A 4th
Soviet Union 1982 Minsk Silver Gold N/A Silver
Italy 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 14th Gold N/A Bronze
West Germany 1985 Ruhpolding 26th Silver N/A 4th
Norway 1986 Oslo Holmenkollen 25th 12th N/A 5th
United States 1987 Lake Placid 17th 41st N/A 4th
Austria 1989 Feistritz Gold Silver Bronze
Soviet Union 1990 Minsk 10th Silver 4th
Finland 1991 Lahti Bronze Bronze Bronze
Bulgaria 1993 Borovets 4th 4th 9th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was added as an event in 1989.

Individual victories[edit]

14 victories (4 In, 10 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1980–81
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
22 January 1981 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
4 April 1981 Sweden Hedenäset 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1981–82
1 victory
(1 Sp)
13 February 1982 Soviet Union Minsk 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
1982–83
2 victories
(2 Sp)
28 January 1983 West Germany Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
26 February 1983 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
1983–84
3 victories
(3 Sp)
14 January 1984 Switzerland Pontresina 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
14 February 1984 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo 10 km sprint Winter Olympic Games
8 March 1984 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1987–88
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
15 March 1988 Finland Keuruu 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
17 March 1988 Finland Jyväskylä 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1988–89
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
7 February 1989 Austria Feistritz 20 km individual Biathlon World Championships
4 March 1989 Finland Hämeenlinna 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1989–90
1 victory
(1 In)
15 March 1990 Finland Kontiolahti 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1990–91
1 victory
(1 Sp)
16 March 1991 Canada Canmore 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eirik Kvalfoss". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Bugge, Mette (5 September 2008). "40 år og fortsatt full fart". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 20. 
  3. ^ "Eirik Kvalfoss". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 

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