Svein Inge Valvik

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Svein Inge Valvik (born 20 September 1956) is a retired Norwegian discus thrower. He represented SK Vidar, IF Kamp-Vestheim, IK Tjalve, Stabæk IF and Urædd.

He finished seventh in the discus final at the 1994 European Championships with a throw of 62.02 metres. He competed at the 1988 and 1996 Summer Olympics as well as the World Championships in 1987, 1991 and 1995 without reaching the final.[1] He became Norwegian champion in discus throw in the years 1977, 1985 and 1990-1996.[2]

His personal best throw was 68.00 metres, achieved in May 1982 in Juárez. This makes him the second best discus thrower in Norwegian history after Knut Hjeltnes.[3]

He currently works as a teacher at Porsgrunn Videregående Skole.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Norway
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 14th Discus 60.64 m
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 13th (q) Discus 60.34 m
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th Discus 62.02 m