Hans Anton Aalien

Hans Anton Aalien (born 21 September 1958) is a blind skier from Eggedal, Norway. He won a gold medal in the disabled skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a time of 18 minutes, 52.2 seconds.[1][2] He participated in track and field athletics at four consecutive Summer Paralympics, from 1976 to 1988, and also competed in swimming in 1976 and 1984. He won one bronze medal in athletics and a silver and a bronze in swimming. At the Winter Paralympics, he competed in cross-country skiing in 1980, 1984, and 1988, and medaled in every event he participated in. He won a total of seven golds, one silver, and one bronze winter Paralympic medal.[3]

Hans Anton Aalien
Personal information
Born (1958-09-21) 21 September 1958 (age 62)
Elverum, Norway
Country Norway
Cross-country skiing
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals1988 Winter: 1st
Paralympic finals1980 Winter: 2 gold, 1 bronze
1984 Winter: 3 gold
1988 Winter: 2 gold, 1 silver

He was born in Elverum, Norway.


  1. ^ "Calgary 1988: results skiing cross-country". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2008-03-27.
  2. ^ "RESULTS OF THE XVth OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN CALGARY" (PDF). Retrieved March 17, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Hans Anton Aalien at the International Paralympic Committee