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Kai Arne Engelstad

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKai Arne•Engelstad
Used nameKai Arne•Engelstad
Born21 December 1954 in Oslo (NOR)
Measurements180 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsASK, Oslo (NOR)
NOC(s) Norway


Kai Arne Engelstad was a top class sprinter in the period 1975-84. He had his best season in 1984, when he got an Olympic bronze medal (1,000 m) and a bronze medal at the World Sprint Championships. In his first senior season, 1976, he missed the Olympic Games because of a bad cold. During the World Sprint Championships later that year he had two podium finishes, and was the best Norwegian in the overall standings. He was Norwegian sprint champion in 1977, 1983 and 1984. He also took part in 37 country matches, which is a record for Norwegian speed skaters. He later worked as an economic adviser in Oslo.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 38.14 (1984); 1000 – 1:14.69 (1983); 1500 – 1:59.46 (1984); 5000 – 7:40.16 (1984); 10000 – 17:32.3 (1984).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1980 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Olympic =16 NOR Kai Arne Engelstad
1984 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) 500 metres, Men Olympic 18 NOR Kai Arne Engelstad
  1,000 metres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
  1,500 metres, Men Olympic =12

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