Linda Grubben

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Linda Grubben
Linda Grubben.jpg
Grubben in Antholz-Anterselva in 2006.
Personal information
Birth nameLinda Tjørhom
Full nameLinda Grubben
Born (1979-09-13) 13 September 1979 (age 40)
Stavanger, Norway
Professional information
SportBiathlon
World Cup debut12 February 2000
Retired11 February 2007
Olympic Games
Teams2 (2002, 2006)
Medals1 (0 gold)
World Championships
Teams7 (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
Medals6 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons8 (1999/00–2006/07)
Individual victories8
All victories14
Individual podiums22
All podiums40
Discipline titles1:
1 Individual (2002–03)

Linda Grubben (née Linda Tjørhom; 13 September 1979 in Stavanger) is a retired Norwegian biathlete.

Linda Tjørhom at the 2006 Winter Olympics

She won a silver medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in the 4 × 7.5 km relay, while winning the gold medal at the Biathlon World Championships 2004 in Oberhof, 2004. Individually, she won the bronze medal at the 15 km of the Biathlon World Championship 2005 in Hochfilzen. Grubben won the last race of the 2005-06 Biathlon World Cup in Oslo, capturing the third position in the overall rankings. She accumulated eight World Cup victories in her career. At the World Championships taking place in Antholz-Anterselva, she collected bronze, silver and gold medals. The gold medal was secured by hitting 20 out of 20 possible targets.

On 5 August 2006, she married Norwegian national biathlon coach Roger Grubben, adopting his last name, Grubben. In December 2007 she gave birth to their first child - a daughter.

After winning her third medal which was a bronze at the 2007 World Championships, she announced her retirement from the sport.

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