Sylfest Glimsdal

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Sylfest Glimsdal
Personal information
Full name Sylfest Glimsdal
Born (1966-10-09) 9 October 1966 (age 50)
Fagernes, Oppland, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
Club Nord-Aurdal SSL
World Cup debut 23 January 1988
Olympic Games
Teams 3 (1988, 1992, 1994)
Medals 0
World Championships
Teams 8 (1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999)
Medals 3 (1 gold)
World Cup
Seasons 13 (1987/88–1999/2000)
Individual victories 3
Individual podiums 7
Discipline titles 1:
1 Sprint (1991–92)

Sylfest Glimsdal (born 9 October 1966) is a former Norwegian biathlete. In the 1991–92 season, Glimsdal came third in the overall World Cup standings, behind Jon Åge Tyldum and Mikael Löfgren. During his career he won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal at World Championships. In 2000, he ended his career as a biathlete.[1]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[2]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Canada 1988 Calgary 39th
France 1992 Albertville 24th
Norway 1994 Lillehammer 9th 53rd

World Championships[edit]

3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Team Relay
Austria 1989 Feistritz 6th N/A N/A 11th Bronze
Russia 1992 Novosibirsk N/A N/A N/A N/A Silver N/A
Bulgaria 1993 Borovets 56th 13th N/A N/A 12th 9th
Canada 1994 Canmore N/A N/A N/A N/A 4th N/A
Italy 1995 Antholz-Anterselva 9th 68th N/A N/A
Slovakia 1997 Brezno-Osrblie 69th N/A
Slovenia 1998 Pokljuka N/A N/A N/A Gold N/A
Finland 1999 Kontiolahti 17th 17th 30th 13th N/A
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was removed as an event in 1998, and pursuit was added in 1997 with mass start being added in 1999.

Individual victories[edit]

3 victories (1 In, 2 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1993–94
1 victory
(1 Sp)
19 March 1994 Canada Canmore 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1994–95
1 victory
(1 Sp)
16 December 1994 Austria Bad Gastein 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1997–98
1 victory
(1 In)
11 December 1997 Sweden Östersund 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sylfest har gitt seg" [Sylfest has retired]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 26 April 2000. Retrieved 1 August 2014.  (Norwegian) (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Sylfest Glimsdal". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 

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