Gyda Westvold Hansen

Gyda Westvold Hansen (born 20 April 2002) is a Norwegian Nordic combined skier who represents IL Nansen. She became the first ever World Champion in women's Nordic combined after winning the gold medal in the inaugural World Championship race, individual normal hill/5 km, at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2021.[1] She is the 2021 World Junior Champion in individual normal hill and won the silver medal at the same event in 2019 and 2020. Westvold Hansen was also a member of the Norwegian team that took the gold medal in the mixed team normal hill competition at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics.

Gyda Westvold Hansen
2021-08-28 FIS Sommer Grand Prix 2021 Oberhof and Steinbach Hallenberg (Women's Cross-Country) by Sandro Halank–054.jpg
Westvold Hansen in 2021
CountryNorway
Born (2002-04-20) 20 April 2002 (age 20)
Trondheim, Norway
Ski clubIL Nansen
World Cup career
Seasons2021
Individual wins5
Indiv. podiums6
Indiv. starts6
Overall titles0 – (2nd in 2021)
Discipline titles1 – (1 BJT: 2021)
Medal record
Updated on 18 December 2021.

She is the cousin of cross-country skier Therese Johaug.[2]

CareerEdit

Westvold Hansen competed in the first ever, and so far the only, women's Nordic combined World Cup race in Ramsau on 18 December 2020. She was the leader after the ski jumping phase with her 94.5 meters jump on HS98 hill,[3] but overtaken by Tara Geraghty-Moats in the 5 km cross-country leg and finished the race in 2nd place.[4]

Westvold Hansen has further 5 individual victories and 15 podiums in the Nordic Combined Continental Cup.[5] She has also competed in special ski jumping events and won 2 Continental Cup races in her career.[6]

Nordic combined resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[7]

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 gold)
 Year   Age  Normal Hill
2021 18 Gold

World CupEdit

Season titlesEdit

  • 1 title – (1 best jumper trophy)
Season
Discipline
2021 Best Jumper Trophy

Season standingsEdit

Season Age Overall Best Jumper
Trophy
Best Skier
Trophy
2021 18      

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 6 podiums – (6 NH)
No. Season Date Location Hill Size Discipline Place
1 2020–21 18 December 2020   Ramsau, Austria W90-Mattensprunganlage NH HS98 / 5 km  
2 2021–22 3 December 2021   Lillehammer, Norway Lysgårdsbakken NH HS98 / 5 km  
3 4 December 2021 NH HS98 / 5 km  
4 11 December 2021   Otepää, Estonia Tehvandi NH 5 km / HS97  
5 12 December 2021 NH HS97 / 5 km  
6 17 December 2021   Ramsau, Austria W90-Mattensprunganlage NH HS98 / 5 km  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Her blir Gyda (18) historisk – tok tidenes første VM-gull i kombinert for kvinner". nrk.no (in Norwegian). NRK. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Kombi-Gyda (18) tok historisk 2. plass: Har lært av Johaug". aftenposten.no (in Norwegian). Aftenposten. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Ramsau am Dachstein Women Individual Gundersen NH/5km – Intermediate Results Ski Jumping" (PDF). fis-ski.com. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  4. ^ "Dette er en historisk seierspall". dagsavisen.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Gyda Westvold Hansen Nordic Combined Continental Cup Podiums". fis-ski.com. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Gyda Westvold Hansen Ski Jumping Continental Cup Results". fis-ski.com. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Gyda Westvold Hansen". fis-ski.com. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 27 February 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gyda Westvold Hansen at Wikimedia Commons