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Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameLisbeth•Korsmo-Berg
Used nameLisbeth•Korsmo-Berg
Born14 January 1948 in Oslo (NOR)
Died22 January 2017 in Oslo (NOR)
Measurements160 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsOslo IL, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway

Biography

Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg was the first Norwegian woman to win an Olympic medal in speed skating. She did so in the 3,000 m at the 1976 Innsbruck Games, an incredibly close competition in which 0.05 seconds separated gold medallist Tatyana Averina and Korsmo-Berg. It was the only international medal she won, although she had listed several top performances, notably in 1971, when she placed fifth at the World and European Championships, and sixth at the World Sprints. In Norwegian Championships, she was much more successful, earning seven all-around titles (1971-72, 1974-78), as well as being a six-time runner-up. She also claimed six national titles in the sprint (1971, 1974-78). Besides speed skating, Korsmo-Berg also did well in cycling, winning the Norwegian Road Racing Championships in 1981. By that time, she had already received the Egebergs Ærespris for her achievements in two different sports. She is married to fellow speed skater Terje Korsmo, who came in second in the 1972 Norwegian “B” Championships. With two children they lived in the municipality of Rælingen outside Oslo, where she worked as a teacher. Lisbeth Korsmo died from cancer in 2017, at age 69.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.0 (1977); 1000 – 1:28.28 (1976); 1500 – 2:14.33 (1977); 3000 – 4:43.97 (1976).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NOR Lisbeth Berg
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 11
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) =13
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 17
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 16
1972 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NOR Lisbeth Berg
500 metres, Women (Olympic) 19
1,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 22
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 19
1976 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NOR Lisbeth Korsmo
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 4
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1980 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NOR Lisbeth Korsmo
1,500 metres, Women (Olympic) 14
3,000 metres, Women (Olympic) 20