Inger Bjørnbakken

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameInger•Bjørnbakken (-Weimer-)
Used nameInger•Bjørnbakken
Born28 December 1933 in Bærum (NOR)
Died13 February 2021 in Bærum (NOR)
AffiliationsBærum Skiklubb, Bærum (NOR)
NOC Norway

Biography

Inger Bjørnbakken was an Alpine skier who competed in slalom and giant slalom at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Winter Games. Bjørnbakken’s greatest sporting achievement came at the 1958 World Championships when she won gold in slalom, for which she was awarded the Holmenkollen Medal.

Bjørnbakken won the Holmenkollen Kandahar in 1955, the first of her seven victories at that event. She won the 1957 Harriman Cup in the United States and brought home eight Norwegian titles, three in slalom, two each in giant slalom and combined, and one in downhill. By career Bjørbbakken worked at a telephone exchange in Stabekk.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) NOR Inger Bjørnbakken
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) =14
Slalom, Women (Olympic) =6
1960 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) NOR Inger Bjørnbakken
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) 20
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 14

Special Notes