Berit Aunli

Berit Kristine Aunli, née Kvello, (born 9 June 1956) is a Norwegian former cross-country skier. She won her first international championship medal as a member of the Norwegian team that won the bronze medal at the 4 × 5 km relay at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

Berit Aunli
Country Norway
Born (1956-06-09) 9 June 1956 (age 64)
Stjørdal, Norway
Spouse(s)Ove Aunli
Ski clubStrindheim IL
World Cup career
Seasons1982, 19841987
Individual wins4
Team wins4
Indiv. podiums10
Team podiums6
Indiv. starts26
Team starts6
Overall titles1 – (1982)
Updated on 5 January, 2019.

Her real international breakthrough came at the 1982 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships when she won gold medals at the 5 km, 10 km and 4 × 5 km relay races, and a silver medal at the 20 km classical. She became the first winner of an official Cross-Country World Cup after her overall victory in the 1981–82 FIS Cross-Country World Cup. At the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, she won two medals with a gold in the 4 × 5 km relay and a silver in 5 km. Aunli also won a silver in the 4 × 5 km relay at the 1985 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. At the 1981 Holmenkollen ski festival, she won the 20 km event.

In 1983, she was awarded the Holmenkollen medal (Shared with Tom Sandberg.).

She has 15 Norwegian Championships in total, representing Strindheim IL. In 1985 she won Morgenbladet's gold medal. She is the daughter of Kristen Kvello.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 3 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km  20 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1976 19 17 18 N/A 5
1980 23 14 13 N/A Bronze
1984 27 Silver 4 Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 5 medals – (3 gold, 2 silver)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  20 km  4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1978 21 7 6 6 5
1980 23 N/A N/A 7 N/A
1982 25 Gold Gold Silver Gold
1985 28 4 6 4 Silver

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Overall
1982 26  
1984 28 7
1985 29 14
1986 30 15
1987 31 41

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 4 victories
  • 10 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  1981–82  15 January 1982   La Bresse, France 5 km Individual World Cup 2nd
2 19 February1982   Oslo, Norway 10 km Individual World Championships[1] 1st
3 22 February1982   Oslo, Norway 5 km Individual World Championships[1] 1st
4 26 February1982   Oslo, Norway 5 km Individual World Championships[1] 2nd
5 6 March 1982   Lahti, Finland 10 km Individual World Cup 2nd
6 28 March 1982   Štrbské Pleso, Czechoslovakia 10 km Individual World Cup 2nd
7 13 April 1982   Kiruna, Sweden 5 km Individual World Cup 2nd
8  1983–84  12 February 1984   Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 5 km Individual Olympic Games[1] 2nd
9 3 March 1984   Lahti, Finland 5 km Individual World Cup 1st
10 1984–85 18 December 1984   Davos, Switzerland 10 km Individual World Cup 1st

Team podiumsEdit

  • 4 victories
  • 6 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1 1981–82 24 February 1982   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay World Championships[1] 1st Bøe / Nybråten / Pettersen
2 1983–84 15 February 1984   Sarajevo, Yugoslavia 4 × 5 km Relay Olympic Games[1] 1st Nybråten / Jahren / Pettersen
3  1984–85  22 February 1985   Seefeld, Austria 4 × 5 km Relay World Championships[1] 2nd Bøe / Jahren / Nykkelmo
4 17 March 1985   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay World Cup 1st Nykkelmo / Jahren / Bøe
5 1985–86 1 March 1986   Lahti, Finland 4 × 5 km Relay C World Cup 1st Pettersen / Pedersen / Jahren
6 13 March 1986   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 2nd Dahlmo / Skeime / Jahren

Note: 1 Until the 1999 World Championships and the 1994 Winter Olympics, World Championship and Olympic races were included in the World Cup scoring system.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1979 she married the cross-country skier Ove Aunli.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AUNLI KVELLO Berit". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. ^ Andersen, Espen (September 28, 2014). "Berit Aunli" – via Store norske leksikon.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Tom Lund
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
1982
Succeeded by
Grete Waitz