Harald Strand Nilsen

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Harald Strand Nilsen
Medal record
Men's alpine skiing
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer Combined

Harald Christian Strand Nilsen (born May 7, 1971 in Gjøvik) is a retired Norwegian alpine skier.

The all rounder won no World Cup Races during his active career, but gained several podiums, especially 1994/95 season. At the end of that season he made thirdplace in the Giant Slalom World Cup behind Alberto Tomba of Italy, and Jure Kosir. The 13th place in the overall Alpine skiing World Cup was to become his best classification in any year.

In the following years Strand Nilsen specialized in Slalom skiing and regularly managed to be among the top 15 in World Cup races. However, he would never quite tie in with his earlier successes of 1994 and 1995.

In the Lillehammer Winter Olympics in 1994 he won third place[1] in the Combined event, behind his fellow countrymen Lasse Kjus and Kjetil André Aamodt.

He retired at the end of the 2002/03 season.

Strand Nilsen is today situated in his hometown Gjøvik, Norway.