Frode Andresen

Frode Andresen (born 9 September 1973) is a former Norwegian biathlete and cross-country skier.

Frode Andresen
Frode Andresen Ostersund 2008.jpg
Andresen in Östersund, 2008
Personal information
Full nameFrode Andresen
Born (1973-09-09) 9 September 1973 (age 48)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubRingkollen Skiklubb
SkisAtomic
World Cup debut6 March 1993
Olympic Games
Teams3 (1998, 2002, 2006)
Medals3 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams14 (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Medals9 (2 gold)
World Cup
Seasons20 (1992/93–2011/12)
Individual victories15
All victories28
Individual podiums47
All podiums84
Medal record

Early lifeEdit

Andresen was born in the Netherlands, and lived one year each in Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria; and Nairobi, Kenya, because of his parents' careers. They settled in Norway when Frode was four, and a year later he learnt to cross-country ski, taking up biathlon when he was twelve.

Biathlon careerEdit

Andresen started competing in 1985 and has 15 World cup victories. In all Andresen had 47 podium finishes, 15 1st (including three wins at the Holmenkollen ski festival biathlon competition with two sprint wins (2000, 2001) and one pursuit (2001)), 15 2nd and 17 3rd places.[1] On the January 22, 2006, Frode Andresen won the Golden Cup, which is a trophy awarded to the biathlete with the most points during the three world cup events after Christmas. Andresen is one of the fastest skiers in the field, but his shooting accuracy is questionable, his 03/04 season shooting statistics were 72% in the prone, and 67% standing, whilst the top biathletes are in the high 80% range.

On 14 February 2006 Andresen won the bronze medal in the 10 km sprint in the 2006 Winter Olympics in a time of 26:31.3, 19.7 seconds behind winner Sven Fischer of Germany, having missed one target out of ten. This gave him a complete set of medals in his olympic career.

Andresen's last competition at the World Cup level was the sprint in Hochfilzen 15 December 2011 in the 2011–12 season.[1] Andresen's last competition at the IBU Cup level was the sprint in Beitostølen 1 December 2012 in the 2012–13 season.[1]

Cross-country careerEdit

A skilled and versatile skier, Andresen also participates in FIS cross-country skiing competitions. One of his best achievements in this sport is the first place in 20 km Freestyle race on 1999 Norwegian national championship which took place in Lillehammer.

Personal lifeEdit

Frode lives with fellow biathlete Gunn Margit Andreassen, and they had a son together, David, who was born around Christmas 2004, but died January 1, 2018.[citation needed] They also have two younger sons, Nicolai and Elias. He has a degree in economics and lists monitoring the stock market as a hobby of his.[citation needed] Frode is an avid cyclist, coming 26th at the 2002 Norwegian Championships in road cycling.[citation needed] As a child he cracked several teeth while skateboarding.[citation needed]

Biathlon resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Relay
  1998 Nagano 19th Silver N/A N/A
  2002 Salt Lake City 7th 8th 14th N/A Gold
  2006 Turin 15th Bronze 6th 19th 5th
*Pursuit was added as an event in 2002, with mass start being added in 2006.

World ChampionshipsEdit

9 medals (2 gold, 2 silver, 5 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Pursuit Mass start Team Relay Mixed relay
  1995 Antholz-Anterselva 10th N/A N/A Gold 5th N/A
  1996 Ruhpolding 5th N/A N/A 4th N/A
  1997 Brezno-Osrblie 14th 19th N/A N/A
  1998 Pokljuka N/A N/A 8th N/A N/A N/A
  1999 Kontiolahti 53rd Bronze 27th 6th N/A Bronze N/A
  2000 Oslo Holmenkollen 21st Gold 6th DSQ N/A Silver N/A
  2001 Pokljuka 8th 6th 16th N/A Bronze N/A
  2002 Oslo Holmenkollen N/A N/A N/A Bronze N/A N/A N/A
  2003 Khanty-Mansiysk 26th 6th 13th 21st N/A 4th N/A
  2004 Oberhof 10th 15th 19th N/A N/A
  2005 Hochfilzen 35th 35th N/A
  2006 Pokljuka N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 23rd
  2007 Antholz-Anterselva 4th 6th N/A Silver Bronze
  2008 Östersund 57th 42nd N/A
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was removed as an event in 1998, and pursuit was added in 1997 with mass start being added in 1999 and the mixed relay in 2005.

Individual victoriesEdit

15 victories (11 Sp, 4 Pu)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1997–98
1 victory
(1 Sp)
10 January 1998   Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1998–99
1 victory
(1 Pu)
6 March 1999   Valcartier 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
1999–2000
6 victories
(4 Sp, 2 Pu)
8 December 1999   Pokljuka 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
10 December 1999   Pokljuka 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
17 December 1999   Pokljuka 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
11 February 2000   Östersund 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
13 February 2000   Östersund 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
19 February 2000   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
2000–01
3 victories
(2 Sp, 1 Pu)
7 March 2001   Lake Placid 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
16 March 2001   Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
17 March 2001   Oslo Holmenkollen 12.5 km pursuit Biathlon World Cup
2002–03
1 victory
(1 Sp)
5 December 2002   Östersund 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
2005–06
3 victories
(3 Sp)
10 December 2005   Hochfilzen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
14 January 2006   Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
19 January 2006   Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Long Distance Sprint Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1999 25 108 N/A 71 N/A N/A
2001 27 83 N/A N/A N/A N/A
2004 30 110 71 N/A N/A N/A
2005 31 133 85 N/A N/A N/A
2008 34 90 56 N/A
2010 36 135 85 N/A

Team podiumsEdit

  • 1 podium – (1 RL)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1  2003–04  23 November 2003   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Estil / Bjonviken / Bjørndalen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Frode Andresen". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  2. ^ "ANDRESEN Frode". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 7 January 2020.

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