Babben Enger-Damon

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBarbra Mette Stockfleth "Babben"•Enger-Damon
Used nameBabben•Enger-Damon
Born19 September 1939 in Oslo, Oslo (NOR)
AffiliationsRomerikslagets IL, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Babben Enger is the daughter of the well-known Norwegian painter Erling Enger. She was Norwegian champion in 10 km cross country in 1963 and 1964 and competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics, placing 18th in 5 km as her best placing. She married US cross-country skier Larry Damon and qualified for the 1968 Winter Olympics, where she was a member of the Norwegian relay team which surprisingly won the gold medal.

Skiing the second out of three legs, she was considered as the weak point in the Norwegian team, but she managed to stay in the lead she had been given by Inger Aufles from the first leg, and Norway had a 16-second lead when Berit Mørdre-Lammedal started her final victorious leg. Enger-Damon was a versatile athlete, winning one sailing gold medal at the national championships in and a silver and bronze orienteering medal at the national championships.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) NOR Babben Enger
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 18
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 31
1968 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) NOR Babben Enger-Damon
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 21
10 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 8
3 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) Norway 1 Gold

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