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Reidar Ødegård

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Olympic Games (non-medal events)
Full nameReidar•Ødegård
Used nameReidar•Ødegård
Born24 November 1901 in Lillehammer (NOR)
Died11 April 1972 in Lillehammer (NOR)
Measurements177 cm
AffiliationsLillehammer Skiklub, Lillehammer (NOR)
NOC(s) Norway


Reidar Ødegård’s specialty as a skier was the shorter cross-country distances. Both at Holmenkollen and in the Norwegian Championships only Nordic Combined and the 50 km cross-country race (in the national championship 30 km) were on the program until 1933, when ski jumping and 18 km cross-country were included on the program. A decent ski jumper, he won the B-class in Nordic Combined at Holmenkollen in 1925, while his best placing in the A-class was 17th in 1927. In the 1928 games, besides taking the bronze medal in the 18 km cross-country race, he was also a member of the winning Norwegian military patrol team. He later tried the demanding 50 km Holmenkollen race, his best placement being 13th in 1931.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) 18 kilometres, Men Olympic 3 Bronze NOR Reidar Ødegård
Military Ski Patrol (Skiing) Military Ski Patrol, Men Olympic (non-medal) Norway 1

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