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Tom Erik Oxholm

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTom Erik•Oxholm
Used nameTom Erik•Oxholm
Born22 February 1959 in Larvik (NOR)
Measurements183 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsIF Fram, Larvik (NOR)
NOC Norway


Tom Erik Oxholm, born in Larvik, started his international career by winning a bronze medal in the 1978 World Junior Championships, and this was only the first of a series of bronze medals for Oxholm. In 1980, his first senior year, he won two Olympic bronze medals (5,000 m and 10,000 m) in addition to bronze medals at both the European and World Championships. He was considered to be a man of the future, but he never again reached the level of his 1980 season. Oxholm had more success as a coach, leading the Norwegian sprint team for many years, and was the personal coach of Olympic Champion Ådne Søndrål. Presently, he owns and runs a health studio in his hometown of Larvik.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 38.58 (1983); 1000 – 1:16.8 (1985); 1500 – 1:57.19 (1983); 5000 – 7:05.58 (1983); 10000 – 14:36.60 (1980).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1980 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NOR Tom Erik Oxholm
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1980 Winter Olympics 16 February 1980 Speed Skating (Skating) 5,000 metres, Men Final Standings 7:05.59 3
1980 Winter Olympics 23 February 1980 Speed Skating (Skating) 10,000 metres, Men Final Standings 14:36.60 3

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