Oddrun Hokland

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOddrun Helene•Hokland (Lange-)
Used nameOddrun•Hokland
Born29 November 1942 in Nesset, Møre og Romsdal (NOR)
Died18 March 2022 in Borkenes, Kvæfjord, Troms og Finnmark (NOR)
Measurements162 cm / 59 kg
AffiliationsIL i BUL, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway


Oddrun Hokland was one of the leading female athletes from Norway during the 1960s. She won 22 national titles, across multiple disciplines, from 1961 to 1966. Hokland also set 18 Norwegian records in the high jump and long jump.

Hokland started her athletics career as a cross-country runner in 1959, and was the first female to compete in a cross-country race in Romsdal. In 1961, as an athlete with the Romsdal club, she won the King’s Cup, the only female athlete from the club to do so. In 1964, Hokland represented Norway in the long jump and pentathlon at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.

At a national level, Hokland finished on the podium on 50 occasions and represented Norway 25 times during her career. Following her athletics career, she was on the board of the Norwegian Athletics Association and the Norwegian Farmers’ Association.

Personal Bests: LJ – 6.26 (1964); Pen – 4540 (1966).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics NOR Oddrun Hokland
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 16
Pentathlon, Women (Olympic) 16