Kjell Ove Hauge

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Kjell Ove Hauge
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Kjell Ove Hauge
Personal information
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1969-02-20) February 20, 1969 (age 48)
Sandane, Norway
Residence Oslo, Norway
Alma mater BI Norwegian Business School
Occupation Principal
Height 194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb) (1998)
Website kjellove.wordpress.com (Norwegian)
Country Norway
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Shot put, discus
University team UTEP Miners and Lady Miners
Achievements and titles
National finals Norway athletics championships, Shot put – gold: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997
Personal best(s) Shot put: 20.07 meters (65.8 ft)
Discus: 63.10 metres (207.0 ft)
Updated on 12 November 2014.

Kjell Ove Hauge (born 20 February 1969) is a retired Norwegian shot putter and discus thrower. He represented Gloppen Athletics club. He is since July 2013 Principal at Kuben Upper Secondary School in Oslo.


Hauge was born in Sandane at the west coast of Norway. He was offered a scholarship from University of Texas at El Paso and entered the track and field program there. He got his Bachelor of Science in kinesiology at UTEP.

After his athletic career he worked as a sports teacher at Bjerke Upper Secondary School in Oslo. He got his Master for management fra BI Norwegian Business School in 2009 and moved up to director of school development at the same school. In July 2013 he became Principal for Oslos largest secondary school, Kuben Upper Secondary School.[1]

Athletic career[edit]

He finished eleventh at the 1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships. In addition he competed at the 1994 European Championships and the 1997 World Championships without reaching the final round.[2] He became Norwegian shot put champion in 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1997 [3]

In 1994 hauge finished runner up at the NCAA championships at Boise, Idaho, passing the 20 metres (66 ft) limit for the first time with 20.07 meters (65.8 ft). He lost only to Brent Noon, beating the upcoming World champion John Godina with more than 50 centimetres (20 in).[4]

His personal best in shot put was 20.39 metres (66.9 ft), achieved in May 1998 in Eugene. This ranks him fifth among Norwegian shot putters, behind Lars Arvid Nilsen, Georg Andersen, Jan Sagedal and Knut Hjeltnes.[5] His personal best in discus throw was 63.10 metres (207.0 ft), achieved in June 1997 in Tønsberg. [6]

In June 1998 Hauge tested positive for the anabolic steroid Metandienone. He admitted to having used the substance, and retired.[7]

Major competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Norway
1994 NCAA Championships Boise, Idaho, United States Silver Shot put 20,07 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 23rd Shot put 18.23 m
European Cup Istanbul, Turkey Gold Discus 59.14 m
1996 IAAF Grand Prix Final Milano, Italy 8th Shot put 19,34 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 11th Shot put 19,42 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 25th Shot put 18,37 m
33rd Discus 57,00 m
European Cup Munich, Germany 4th Shot put 19,04 m
5th Discus 56,60 m
1998 European Cup Malmö, Sweden Gold Shot put 20,07 m

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Akers Avis Groruddalen.no (10 July 2013): Han blir rektor på Kuben (He becomes Principal at Kuben), (Norwegian)
  2. ^ Norwegian international athletes - H Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine. (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norwegian championships in shot put Archived 2007-05-01 at the Wayback Machine. (Norwegian)
  4. ^ "Årets beste liste 1994". Stagionalistatistics 
  5. ^ Norwegian all-time list shot put Archived 2005-04-19 at the Wayback Machine. (Norwegian)
  6. ^ Norwegian all-time list discus throw Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. (Norwegian)
  7. ^ NTB (30 July 1998). "Historikk: Store norske dopingsaker". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-01-08. 

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