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Vibeke Skofterud

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVibeke Westbye•Skofterud
Used nameVibeke•Skofterud
Born20 April 1980 in Askim (NOR)
Died29 July 2018 in Tromøya, Arendal (NOR)
Measurements165 cm / 62 kg
AffiliationsSlitu IL, Slitu (NOR)
NOC(s) Norway


Norwegian cross country skier Vibeke Skofterud won an Olympic gold medal with the 4x5 km relay at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. Individually she claimed her best result as eighth in the 30 km in 2002 at Salt Lake City. In 2005 and 2011 she also won relay gold medals at the World Championships, adding a silver in 2003 and a bronze in 2007. Her only international victory was a pursuit race in 2006. In 2012 she won the Vasaloppet as the first Norwegian in the female class. Due to illness and injuries she retired after the 2013/14 season and started coaching and doing color TV commentary. In the early morning of 29 July 2018 she was found dead nearby her jetski. She died from injuries after an accident with her jetski under the influence of alcohol. She was only 38-years-old.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
2002 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) Sprint, Women Olympic 21 Representing Norway    
  15 kilometres, Women Olympic 28
  30 kilometres, Women Olympic 8
  5/5 kilometres Pursuit, Women Olympic 28
2010 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 10 kilometres, Women Olympic 22 Representing Norway    
  15 km Skiathlon, Women Olympic AC
  4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women Olympic Norway 1 Gold

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