Holmenkollen Medal

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The Holmenkollen medal is Norwegian skiing's highest award for competitors. It signifies top placings in international championships and other international events, including the Holmenkollen events.

The medal is mostly awarded to skiers in the Nordic events.

List of medalists[edit]

Year Medalist Country Sport
1895 Viktor Thorn Norway Nordic combined
1897 Asbjørn Nilssen Norway Nordic combined
1899 Paul Braaten Norway Nordic combined
1899 Robert Pehrson Norway Nordic combined
1901 Askel Refstad Norway Nordic combined
1903 Karl Hovelsen Norway Nordic combined
1904 Harald Smith Norway Nordic combined
1905 Jonas Holmen Norway Nordic combined
1907 Per Bakken Norway Nordic combined
1908 Einar Kristiansen Norway Nordic combined
1909 Thorvald Hansen Norway Nordic combined
1910 Lauritz Bergendahl Norway Nordic combined
1911 Otto Tangen Norway Nordic combined
1911 Knut Holst Norway Nordic combined
1912 Olav Bjaaland Norway Nordic combined
1914 Johan Kristoffersen Norway Nordic combined
1915 Sverre Østbye Norway Nordic combined
1916 Lars Høgvold Norway Nordic combined
1918 Hans Horn Norway Nordic combined
1918 Jørgen Hansen Norway Nordic combined
1919 Thorleif Haug Norway Nordic combined
1919 Otto Aasen Norway Nordic combined
1923 Thoralf Strømstad Norway Nordic combined
1924 Harald Økern Norway Nordic combined
1924 Johan Grøttumsbråten Norway Nordic combined
1925 Einar Landvik Norway Nordic combined
1926 Jacob Tullin Thams Norway Ski jumping
1927 Hagbart Haakonsen Norway Cross-country skiing
1927 Einar Lindboe Norway Nordic combined
1928 Torjus Hemmestveit Norway Nordic combined
1928 Mikkjel Hemmestveit Norway Nordic combined
1931 Hans Vinjarengen Norway Nordic combined
1931 Ole Stenen Norway Nordic combined
1934 Oddbjørn Hagen Norway Nordic combined
1935 Arne Rustadstuen Norway Nordic combined
1937 Olaf Hoffsbakken Norway Nordic combined
1937 Birger Ruud Norway Ski jumping
1937 Martin P. Vangsli Norway Cross-country skiing
1938 Reidar Andersen Norway Ski jumping
1938 Johan R. Henriksen Norway Cross-country skiing
1939 Sven Selånger Sweden Ski jumping
1939 Lars Bergendahl Norway Cross-country skiing
1939 Trygve Brodahl Norway Cross-country skiing
1940 Oscar Gjøslien Norway Nordic combined
1940 Annar Ryen Norway Cross-country skiing
1947 Elling Rønes Norway Nordic combined
1948 Asbjørn Ruud Norway Ski jumping
1949 Sigmund Ruud Norway Ski jumping
1950 Olav Økern Norway Cross-country skiing
1951 Simon Slåttvik Norway Nordic combined
1952 Stein Eriksen Norway Alpine skiing
1952 Torbjørn Falkanger Norway Ski jumping
1952 Heikki Hasu Finland Cross-country skiing
1952 Nils Karlsson Sweden Cross-country skiing
1953 Magnar Estenstad Norway Nordic combined
1954 Martin Stokken Norway Nordic combined
1955 Haakon VII Norway Royalty
1955 Hallgeir Brenden Norway Cross-country skiing
1955 Veikko Hakulinen Finland Cross-country skiing
1955 Sverre Stenersen Norway Nordic combined
1956 Borghild Niskin Norway Alpine skiing
1956 Arnfinn Bergmann Norway Ski jumping
1956 Arne Hoel Norway Ski jumping
1957 Eero Kolehmainen Finland Cross-country skiing
1958 Inger Bjørnbakken Norway Alpine skiing
1958 Håkon Brusveen Norway Cross-country skiing
1959 Gunder Gundersen Norway Nordic combined
1960 Helmut Recknagel East Germany Ski jumping
1960 Sixten Jernberg Sweden Cross-country skiing
1960 Sverre Stensheim Norway Cross-country skiing
1960 Tormod Knutsen Norway Nordic combined
1961 Harald Grønningen Norway Cross-country skiing
1962 Toralf Engan Norway Ski jumping
1963 Alevtina Kolchina Soviet Union Cross-country skiing
1963 Pavel Kolchin Soviet Union Cross-country skiing
1963 Astrid Sandvik Norway Alpine skiing
1963 Torbjørn Yggeseth Norway Ski jumping
1964 Veikko Kankkonen Finland Ski jumping
1964 Eero Mäntyranta Finland Cross-country skiing
1964 Georg Thoma West Germany Nordic combined
1964 Halvor Næs Norway Cross-country skiing
1965 Arto Tiainen Finland Cross-country skiing
1965 Bengt Eriksson Sweden Nordic combined
1965 Arne Larsen Norway Nordic combined
1967 Ole Ellefsæter Norway Cross-country skiing
1967 Toini Gustafsson Sweden Cross-country skiing
1968 Olav V Norway Royalty
1968 Assar Rönnlund Sweden Cross-country skiing
1968 Gjermund Eggen Norway Cross-country skiing
1968 Bjørn Wirkola Norway Ski jumping
1969 Odd Martinsen Norway Cross-country skiing
1970 Pål Tyldum Norway Cross-country skiing
1971 Marjatta Kajosmaa Finland Cross-country skiing
1971 Berit Mørdre Lammedal Norway Cross-country skiing
1971 Reidar Hjermstad Norway Cross-country skiing
1972 Rauno Miettinen Finland Cross-country skiing
1972 Magne Myrmo Norway Cross-country skiing
1973 Einar Bergsland Norway Nordic combined
1973 Ingolf Mork Norway Ski jumping
1973 Franz Keller West Germany Cross-country skiing
1974 Juha Mieto Finland Cross-country skiing
1975 Gerhard Grimmer East Germany Cross-country skiing
1975 Oddvar Brå Norway Cross-country skiing
1975 Ivar Formo Norway Nordic combined
1976 Ulrich Wehling East Germany Nordic Combined
1977 Helena Takalo Finland Cross-country skiing
1977 Hilkka Kuntola Finland Nordic Combined
1977 Walter Steiner Switzerland Ski jumping
1979 Ingemar Stenmark Sweden Alpine skiing
1979 Erik Håker Norway Alpine skiing
1979 Raisa Smetanina Soviet Union Cross-country skiing
1980 Thomas Wassberg Sweden Cross-country skiing
1981 Johan Sætre Norway Ski jumping
1983 Berit Aunli Norway Cross-country skiing
1983 Tom Sandberg Norway Nordic combined
1984 Lars-Erik Eriksen Norway Cross-country skiing
1984 Jacob Vaage Norway Curator
1984 Armin Kogler Austria Ski jumping
1985 Anette Bøe Norway Cross-country skiing
1985 Per Bergerud Norway Ski jumping
1985 Gunde Svan Sweden Cross-country skiing
1986 Britt Pettersen Norway Cross-country skiing
1987 Matti Nykänen Finland Ski jumping
1987 Hermann Weinbuch West Germany Nordic combined
1989 Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi Finland Cross-country skiing
1991 Vegard Ulvang Norway Cross-country skiing
1991 Trond Einar Elden Norway Nordic combined
1991 Ernst Vettori Austria Ski jumping
1991 Jens Weißflog Germany Ski jumping
1992 Yelena Välbe Russia Cross-country skiing
1993 Emil Kvanlid Norway Nordic combined
1994 Lyubov Yegorova Russia Cross-country skiing
1994 Vladimir Smirnov Kazakhstan Cross-country skiing
1994 Espen Bredesen Norway Ski jumping
1995 Kenji Ogiwara Japan Nordic combined
1996 Manuela Di Centa Italy Cross-country skiing
1997 Bjarte Engen Vik Norway Nordic combined
1997 Stefania Belmondo Italy Cross-country skiing
1997 Bjørn Dæhlie Norway Cross-country skiing
1998 Fred Børre Lundberg Norway Nordic combined
1998 Larisa Lazutina Russia Cross-country skiing
1998 Alexey Prokurorov Russia Cross-country skiing
1998 Harri Kirvesniemi Finland Cross-country skiing
1999 Kazuyoshi Funaki Japan Ski jumping
2001 Adam Małysz Poland Ski jumper
2001 Bente Skari Norway Cross-country skiing
2001 Thomas Alsgaard Norway Cross-country skiing
2003 Felix Gottwald Austria Nordic combined
2003 Ronny Ackermann Germany Nordic combined
2004 Yuliya Chepalova Russia Cross-country skiing
2005 Andrus Veerpalu Estonia Cross-country skiing
2007 Frode Estil Norway Cross-country skiing
2007 Odd-Bjørn Hjelmeset Norway Cross-country skiing
2007 Harald V Norway Royalty
2007 Sonja Norway Royalty
2007 Simon Ammann Switzerland Ski jumping
2010 Marit Bjørgen Norway Cross-country skiing
2011 Ole Einar Bjørndalen Norway Biathlon
2011 Michael Greis Germany Biathlon
2011 Andrea Henkel Germany Biathlon
2011 Janne Ahonen Finland Ski jumping
2012 Magdalena Neuner Germany Biathlon
2012 Emil Hegle Svendsen Norway Biathlon
2013 Tora Berger Norway Biathlon
2013 Martin Fourcade France Biathlon
2013 Therese Johaug Norway Cross-country skiing
2013 Gregor Schlierenzauer Austria Ski jumping
2014 Magnus Moan Norway Nordic combined
2014 Eric Frenzel Germany Nordic combined
2014 Thomas Morgenstern Austria Ski jumping
2014 Darya Domracheva Belarus Biathlon
2015 Eldar Rønning Norway Cross-country skiing
2015 Anders Bardal Norway Ski jumping
2015 Anette Sagen Norway Ski jumping
2015 Kamil Stoch Poland Ski jumping
2016 Noriaki Kasai Japan Ski jumping
2016 Tarjei Bø Norway Biathlon
2017 Marie Dorin Habert France Biathlon
2017 Sara Takanashi Japan Ski jumping
2018 Charlotte Kalla Sweden Cross-country skiing
2018 Princess Astrid Norway Royalty
2018 Hannu Manninen Finland Nordic combined
2018 Kaisa Mäkäräinen Finland Biathlon

Medalist breakdown[edit]

  • 162 medalists total as of 2012.
  • Gender: 137 men, 25 women
  • Skiing discipline: 63 cross-country skiers, 27 Nordic combined skiers, 26 ski jumpers, 15 multiple Nordic skiing disciplines (competed in cross country, Nordic combined, and/or ski jumping), 15 Nordic skiers (discipline not listed on information found), 5 biathletes and 11 non-Nordic skiers total (listed above).
  • Nationality: 107 Norwegians, 15 Finns, 11 Germans (combines East Germany, West Germany, and unified Germany), 8 Swedes, 8 Russians (includes the Soviet Union), 3 Austrians, 2 Japanese, 2 Italians, 2 Swiss, 2 Poles, 1 Kazakh, 1 Estonian and 1 Frenchman.
  • Holmenkollen victories: 230.
  • Olympic medals (golds): 323 (136), including the medals of Eriksen and Stenmark.
  • World championship medals (gold): 451 (216), including the medals of Bjørnbakken, Eriksen, and Stenmark.
  • Two uncle-nephew combinations (Lauritz Bergendahl - 1910 and Lars Begendahl - 1939, and Harald Økern - 1924 and Olav Økern - 1950).
  • Two sets of brothers (Hemmestveit - 1928, Ruud - 1937, 1947, 1948).
  • One father-daughter combination (Martinsen - 1969, Skari - 2001).
  • One father-son-grandson combination (Haakon VII - 1955, Olav V - 1968, Harald V - 2007)
  • Four husband-wife teams (Alevtina Kolchina - 1963 & Pavel Kolchin - 1963, Toini Gustafsson - 1967 & Assar Rönnlund - 1968; Marja-Liisa Kirvesniemi - 1989 & Harri Kirvesniemi - 1998; and King Harald V - 2007 & Queen Sonja - 2007).
  • Three athletes who took the Olympic Oath (Falkanger - 1952, Ulvang - 1991, Ogiwara - 1995).
  • Five future doping disqualifications (Yegorova - 1994 (caught in 1997), Lazutina - 1998 (2002), H. Kirvesniemi - 1998 (2001), Chepalova - 2004 (2009), Johaug 2013 (2016)).
  • One future lighter of the Olympic Flame (Belmondo - 1997).

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