Tønsberg FIK

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Tønsberg FIK
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Full nameTønsberg Friidrettsklubb
Founded25 November 1981
GroundGreveskogen idrettspark
Tønsberg

Tønsberg Friidrettsklubb is a Norwegian track and field club from Tønsberg, Vestfold.

Organization[edit]

On 25 November 1981 it was established as a merger of the athletics departments of Tønsbergs TF with IF Tønsberg-Kameratene. This was the fifth attempt to conduct such a merger; the previous attempts had all stranded.[1] The club hosted the Norwegian Championships in 1993. The home field is Greveskogen.[2]

National champions[edit]

The club has been successful in distance running. In the 3000 metres steeplechase Morten Rønnekleiv became national champion in 1989, 1990 and 1992, and world-class skier Anders Aukland won silver and bronze medals in 1993, 1994 and 2001.[3] Aukland also became 5000 metres champion in 1995, and won silver in 1994.[4] Rønnekleiv became national champion in cross-country running in 1988 and 1990 (3 km).[5] Roy Andersen became national marathon champion in 1987 and half marathon champion in 1988.[6][7] He won the 5000 metres silver medals in 1982 and 1983,[4] won the 10,000 metres silver in 1982, and a bronze in 1985.[8] In cross-country running Andersen became national champion in 1982, 1985 and 1986 with a silver in 1988 (10 km), and in this distance Aukland won a silver and bronze in 2003 and 2006.[9]

The club is also known for their throwers. Then-national record holder Richard Olsen won the hammer throw in 1982 and 1983, and a bronze in 1984; Knut Vikne won the bronze in 2000.[10] Arne Pedersen won the shot put gold and the discus throw bronze in 1985; Trond Ulleberg won the shot put silver in 1983.[11][12] For women, Marianne Thorsen won a shot put bronze in 1988 and discus bronzes in 1985 and 1987. Birgit Brosø won the shot put silver and bronze in 1990 and 1993, and a heptathlon silver in 1993.[13][14][15] Katharina Hopen has won the club's only javelin throw medal to date, a silver in 1990.[16]

In sprints, Lisbeth Pettersen (née Andersen) is the most prominent. She became national 400 metres champion in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1990, and won three other medals.[17] She won a 200 metres bronze in 1987.[18] Jon Nicolaisen won silver medals in the 400 metres hurdles in 1985 and 1990, and a bronze in 1988.[19] In the jumps, Thomas Røkenes won a high jump silver medal in 1992.[20] Marianne Vikne won silver medals in 1984, 1985 and 1995 and a bronze in 1993.[21] Harald Vikne won the silver medals in the standing long jump and decathlon in 1990,[22][23] the bronze medal in the long jump in 1989,[24] Even Hytten won the decathlon in 1991.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Historie" (in Norwegian). Tønsberg FIK. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Hovedmesterskapet Menn/Main Championships Men". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 25 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  3. ^ "3000 meter Hinder/Steeplechase". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  4. ^ a b "5000 meter". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  5. ^ "3 km Terrengløp/Cross Country". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Maraton/Marathon". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Halv-maraton/Half-marathon". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  8. ^ "10000 meter". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  9. ^ "10 km Terrengløp/Cross Country". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  10. ^ "Slegge/Hammer Throw". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  11. ^ "Kule/Shot Put". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  12. ^ "Diskos/Discus Throw". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  13. ^ "Kule/Shot Put". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  14. ^ "Diskos/Discus Throw". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  15. ^ "7-kamp/Heptathlon". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  16. ^ "Spyd/Javelin Throw". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  17. ^ "400 meter". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  18. ^ "200 meter". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  19. ^ "400 meter Hekk/Hurdles". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  20. ^ "Høyde/High Jump". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  21. ^ "Høyde/High Jump". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  22. ^ "Lengde uten Tilløp/Standing Long Jump". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  23. ^ a b "10-kamp/Decathlon". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 15 December 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2010.
  24. ^ "Lengde/Long Jump". Norwegian Athletics. Archived from the original on 21 January 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2010.

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