Einar Østby

Einar Østby (born 17 September 1935) is a former Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the early 1960s. He earned a silver in the 4 × 10 km relay at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley and also finished fifth in the 15 km event as well.

Einar Østby
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1960 Squaw Valley 4 × 10 km relay
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Zakopane 15 km

Østby also won a bronze medal in the 15 km event at the 1962 Nordic skiing World Championships.

He was born in Vinger.

He was also an able long distance runner. His personal best times were 14:46.2 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in July 1959 at Bislett stadion, and 31:01.2 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in August 1962 in Drammen. He represented the club Jaren IL.[1][2]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1960 24 4 Silver
1964 28 15 8 7 4

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1962 26 Bronze 5 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "5000 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  2. ^ "10000 meter". Norwegian Athletics Association. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2011.
  3. ^ "OESTBY Einar". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 7 January 2020.

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