Kjersti Plätzer

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Olympic medal record
Women's athletics
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 20 km walk
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing[1] 20 km walk

Kjersti Tysse Plätzer (born Tysse on 18 January 1972) is a Norwegian race walker, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, in the 20 kilometres race. She finished 12th in the same race in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and 4th in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she again won a silver medal in the 20 kilometres race.[2][3]

Born in Os, Hordaland, she is the older sister of Erik Tysse and is married to former German middle distance runner Stephan Plätzer, who is also her coach. They have two children, Kiara Lea and Sebastian.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Norway
1986 World Junior Championships Athens, Greece 5th 5000m 23:09.99
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 11th 10 km 48:28
1987 World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 17th 10 km 46:28
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th 10 km 46:10
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th 10 km 43:49
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 9th 20 km 1:32:42
2000 European Race Walking Cup Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany 3rd 20 km 1:27:53
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 20 km 1:29:33
2001 European Race Walking Cup Dudince, Slovakia 20 km DNF
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20 km DSQ
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 20 km DSQ
2003 World Championships Paris, France 20 km DSQ
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 12th 20 km 1:30:49
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 20 km 1:28:45
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th 20 km 1:31:24
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 20 km 1:27:07
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 20 km DSQ


  1. ^ Berglund, Nina. "Norway walks to silver". Aftenposten. Archived from the original on 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  2. ^ Solholm, Rolleiv. "Olympic Women's Walk: Silver for Norway". The Norway Post. Archived from the original on 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  3. ^ "Athlete Biography PLATZER Kjersti Tysse". Beijing 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2008-08-21.

2007 World Championships in Osaka,Japan 20 km 4th place 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China 20 km 2nd place

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