Harald Grønningen

Harald Grønningen (9 October 1934 – 26 August 2016) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1960s, earning five winter olympic and two world championship medals. He also won nine Norwegian championship titles and received the King's cup in 1963 and 1967. Grønningen won the 15 km twice (1960 and 1961) at the Holmenkollen ski festival and earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1961.

Harald Grønningen
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Grønningen in 1970
Personal information
Born(1934-10-09)9 October 1934
Lensvik, Norway
Died26 August 2016(2016-08-26) (aged 81)
Lensvik, Norway
Sport
CountryNorway
SportCross-country skiing
Athletics

Grønningen was born in Lensvik. He was also an able long distance runner. His personal best times were 15:03.2 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in September 1963 at Trondheim stadion, and 31:04.6 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in September 1961 at the same stadium. He represented the club Lensvik IL.[1][2]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 5 medals – (2 gold, 3 silver)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1960 25 11 14 Silver
1964 29 Silver Silver 6 4
1968 33 Gold 13 Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 4 medals – (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1958 23 21
1962 27 Silver 4 5 4
1966 31 7 7 Gold
1970 35 9 DNF 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. ^ "GROENNINGEN Harald". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

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