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Vegard Ulvang

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameVegard•Ulvang
Used nameVegard•Ulvang
Born10 October 1963 in Kirkenes, Sør-Varanger (NOR)
Measurements180 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsKirkenes IF, Kirkenes, Sør-Varanger (NOR)
NOC Norway

Biography

After achieving only modest success at the 1988 Winter Games, Vegard Ulvang dominated cross-country skiing at the 1992 Games. At Calgary in 1988, he won a bronze medal in the 30 km. but four years later at Albertville he won three golds (10 km., 30 km., and relay) and a silver (combined pursuit). In 1994, he was no longer a major contender for individual honors but won his sixth Olympic medal with a silver in the relay. He competed injured in 1994, and also shortly after the trauma of his younger brother’s being lost and dying while running in the woods in the autumn of 1993. Ulvang spent the summer of 1991 training by skiing across Greenland, and climbing Denali (Mt. McKinley) in Alaska.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) NOR Vegard Ulvang
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 6
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) NOR Vegard Ulvang
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 9
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 1 Gold
1994 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) NOR Vegard Ulvang
10 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 10
10/15 kilometres Pursuit, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Norway 2 Silver

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1992 Winter Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony NOR Vegard Ulvang

Olympic family relations

Special Notes