Pål Tyldum

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Pål Tyldum
Pål Tyldum 1972.jpg
Pål Tyldum at the 1972 Olympics
Personal information
Born 28 March 1942 (1942-03-28) (age 74)
Høylandet, Norway
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
Sport Cross-country skiing
Club Hållingen IL, Høylandet
Tyldum on a stamp of Umm al-Quwain

Pål Bjarne Tyldum (born 28 March 1942) is a retired cross-country skier from Norway. Specializing in the longer distances, he won a gold medal in the 50 km event at the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. At the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, he won a gold medal in the 4×10 km relay. Additionally, he won three Olympic silver medals and seven national cross-country championships. His best result at the world championships was fourth place in the 30 km and 4×10 km relay in 1970.[1]

Tyldum won the 50 km event at the Holmenkollen ski festival twice (1969 and 1972). He received the Holmenkollen medal in 1970 and the Sir Thomas Fearnley Cup from the Norwegian Olympic Committee in 1972. He was selected as the Olympic flag bearer for Norway at the 1976 Winter Olympics.[1]

Tyldum grew up in a rural area and in his early years worked as a forester and a surveyor. His brothers Jon, Svein, Kjell and Gunnar were also cross-country skiers, and often competed as a team at the national championships. After retiring from competitions Tyldum returned to his birthplace and became a farmer.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Pål Tyldum. sports-reference.com

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