Trond Einar Elden

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Trond Einar Elden
Medal record
Men's nordic combined
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville 3 x 10 km team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Lahti 15 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1989 Lahti 3 x 10 km team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Falun 3 x 10 km team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Ramsau 4 x 5 km team
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Falun 15 km individual

Trond Einar Elden (born 21 February 1970) is a former Norwegian Nordic combined skier who represented Namdalseid I.L. in Trondheim.

At the 1989 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, he became the youngest world champion ever, fifteen days after his nineteenth birthday. At Falun in 1993, he won a bronze medal in the 15 km individual event. Additionally, Elden won two medals in the 3 x 10 km team event at the Nordic skiing world championships with a gold in 1989 and a silver in 1993. Elden also won the Nordic combined event twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival (1989, 1991).

In 1991, Elden received the Holmenkollen medal (which he shared with Vegard Ulvang, Ernst Vettori, and Jens Weißflog). He would also win silver in the 3 x 10 km team event at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

Elden was relatively strong in cross country skiing as well, spending his final years of competition as a ski sprinter. He later coached the American national skiing team.

Elden received the Egebergs Ærespris in 2004.

He is the brother of the Nordic combined skier Bård Jørgen Elden.


Preceded by
Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen
Egebergs Ærespris
Succeeded by
Stein Johnson