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Halvard Hanevold

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHalvard•Hanevold
Used nameHalvard•Hanevold
Born3 December 1969 in Asker (NOR)
Died3 September 2019 in Asker (NOR)
Measurements181 cm / 75 kg
AffiliationsTrondhjems Skiskyttere, Trondheim (NOR) / Asker Skiklubb, Asker (NOR)
NOC Norway

Biography

Halvard Hanevold won 22 international medals in biathlon, only Ole Einar Bjørndalen having won more among Norwegian biathletes. Hanevold, born in Asker west of Oslo, started with cross-country skiing and orienteering, but was attracted to biathlon at the age of 15. He was a member of the Norwegian national team from 1992-2010, and crowned his excellent career at the age of 40 with an Olympic gold medal in the Vancouver Games. He had another Olympic relay gold from Salt Lake City in 2002, but his greatest individual Olympic moment came at Nagano in 1998 when he won the 20 km distance. He won five world championships gold medals: two in relay, two in the team event, and one individual gold medal in the 20 km event in 2003. In addition he had nine World Cup victories in the period 1998-2006, and eight national championship wins. After his retirement Hanevold worked as an expert commentator for Norwegian TV. He studied at the Norwegian Technical University in Trondheim, and became an engineer, specializing in industrial economics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1994 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Halvard Hanevold
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 46
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 7
1998 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Halvard Hanevold
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 8
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 2 Silver
2002 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Halvard Hanevold
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 13
12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 8
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 5
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 1 Gold
2006 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Halvard Hanevold
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 5
15 kilometres Mass Start, Men (Olympic) 7
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 5
2010 Winter Olympics Biathlon NOR Halvard Hanevold
10 kilometres Sprint, Men (Olympic) 24
12.5 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 17
15 kilometres Mass Start, Men (Olympic) 19
4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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