Vidar Benjaminsen

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Vidar Benjaminsen
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Vidar Benjaminsen
Medal record
Representing  Norway
Men's Ski-orienteering
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1986 Batak Relay
Gold medal – first place 1992 Pontarlier Long
Gold medal – first place 1992 Pontarlier Short
Gold medal – first place 1994 Val di Non Relay
Silver medal – second place 1988 Kuopio Short distance
Silver medal – second place 1990 Skellefteå Short distance
Silver medal – second place 1996 Lillehammer Long distance
Silver medal – second place 1996 Lillehammer Short distance
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Lavarone Relay
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Kuopio Relay
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Skellefteå Long distance
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Skellefteå Relay
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Pontarlier Relay
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Val di Non Short
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Lillehammer Relay
World Cup
Gold medal – first place 1989 Overall WC
Gold medal – first place 1993 Overall WC
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Overall WC
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Overall WC

Vidar Benjaminsen is a Norwegian ski-orienteering competitor and world champion. He has received four gold medals, four silver medals and seven bronze medals at the World Ski Orienteering Championships, from 1986 to 1996.[1] He has won the overall World Cup in Ski Orienteering.[2]

After retiring from elite ski-orienteering, he has been an active organizer of events as well as promoter of the sports of orienteering and ski-orienteering. In 2004, he was awarded a prize for his voluntary efforts by Oslo's regional sports administration.[3]

His club is Lillomarka Orienteering Team. He has been an active member since its formation in 1985.

He is married to Anne Benjaminsen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Ski Orienteering Championships[permanent dead link]IOF (Retrieved on June 20, 2008)
  2. ^ World Cup in Ski Orienteering[permanent dead link]IOF (Retrieved on June 20, 2008)
  3. ^ Vidar Benjaminsen kåret til årets ildsjel (In Norwegian, Retrieved on June 11, 2012)