Tor Svendsberget

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Tor Svendsberget
Personal information
Full nameTor Svendsberget
Born (1947-11-03) 3 November 1947 (age 71)
Aust-Torpa, Torpa, Oppland, Norway
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubEngerdal SK
Olympic Games
Teams2 (1972, 1976)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams9 (1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978)
Medals8 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons2 (1977/78–1978/79)
All victories0
All podiums0

Tor Svendsberget (born 3 November 1947) is a former Norwegian biathlete.

Life and career[edit]

He received a silver medal in 20 km at the 1970 Biathlon World Championships in Östersund, and bronze medals in Lake Placid 1973 and in Minsk 1974.[1]

He has received four silver medals and one bronze medal in 4 × 7.5 km relay in the Biathlon World Championships with the Norwegian team.[2] Svendsberget became junior world champion in 1967 and 1968.

Ahead of the 1979–80 season, Svendsberget was not reselected for the Norwegian national biathlon team.[3] As a consequence, Svendsberget retired from the sport.[4]

Biathlon results[edit]

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[5]

Olympic Games[edit]

Event Individual Relay
Japan 1972 Sapporo 8th 4th
Austria 1976 Innsbruck 9th 5th

World Championships[edit]

8 medals (5 silver, 3 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Polish People's Republic 1969 Zakopane 23rd N/A
Sweden 1970 Östersund Silver N/A Silver
Finland 1971 Hämeenlinna N/A Silver
United States 1973 Lake Placid Bronze N/A Silver
Soviet Union 1974 Minsk Bronze 29th Bronze
Italy 1975 Antholz-Anterselva 4th 14th 5th
Italy 1976 Antholz-Anterselva N/A 9th N/A
Norway 1977 Lillehammer 8th 9th 4th
Austria 1978 Hochfilzen Silver
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Sprint was added as an event in 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biathlon – World Championships – Men: 20 km"sports123.com (Retrieved on April 25, 2008)
  2. ^ "Biathlon – World Championships – Men: 4 x 7.5 km Relay"sports123.com (Retrieved on April 25, 2008)
  3. ^ Thoresen, Thore-Erik (4 May 1979). "Tor Svendsberget ute av skiskytter-eliten" [Tor Svendsberget out of the biathlon elite]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 August 2015. (in Norwegian) (subscription required)
  4. ^ Stenberg, Nils Petter (6 December 1979). "- Jobber gjerne med eliten, sier Tor S." [- Works gladly with the elite, says Tor S.]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 August 2015. (in Norwegian) (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 1 August 2015.

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