Jørn Didriksen

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJørn•Didriksen
Used nameJørn•Didriksen
Born27 August 1953 in Jevnaker (NOR)
Measurements179 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsOslo IL, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway


Jørn Didriksen was a Norwegian speed skater who specialized in the shorter distances. Didriksen competed in three World Sprint Championships with a best placement of fourth in 1975 behind three Soviet skaters. The same year he won the Norwegian Sprint Championship. His greatest success came at Innsbruck in 1976 when he won the silver medal in the 1,000 m behind Peter Mueller. Didriksen later became a writer, mainly of fictional crime thrillers, and has authored several books.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.7 (1977); 1000 – 1:17.34 (1977); 1500 – 2:05.8 (1977); 5000 – 8:11.0 (1973).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NOR Jørn Didriksen
1,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver