Berit Mørdre

Berit Mørdre-Lammedal (née Mørdre, 16 April 1940 – 23 August 2016) was a Norwegian cross-country skier. She competed at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics in the 5 km, 10 km and 3 × 5 km relay events and won a complete set of medals: a gold, a silver and a bronze. She also won a silver medal in the relay at the 1966 World Championships.[2]

Berit Mørdre
Berit Mørdre.jpg
Personal information
Born16 April 1940
Nes, Akershus, Norway
Died23 August 2016 (aged 76)[1]
Height168 cm (5 ft 6 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubRomerikslagets IL, Oslo

Mørdre was born and raised on a farm in Nes, but since 1965 lived in Oslo, where she worked as a police officer. In 1969 she married, and changed her last name to Mørdre-Lammedal. She took part in several Holmenkollen ski festivals, winning the 5 km race in 1974. In 1971 she became the first Norwegian woman to win the Holmenkollen medal (shared with Marjatta Kajosmaa and Reidar Hjermstad). Domestically she won 13 Norwegian titles, six over 5 km and seven over 10 km.[2]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 3 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km  3 × 5 km 
 relay 
1968 27 10 Silver Gold
1972 31 7 14 Bronze

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   5 km  10 km  3/4 × 5 km 
 relay 
1966 25 10 11 Silver
1970 29 9 24 4
1974 33 11 6 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Skidronningen og pioneren Berit Mørdre er død, Raumnes (29 August 2016). Retrieved 29 August 2016. (in Norwegian)
  2. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Berit Mørdre". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 December 2016.
  3. ^ "MÖRDRE-LAMMEDAL Berit". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 14 December 2019.

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