Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen

Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen (born 8 November 1964) is a Norwegian cross-country skier. Her first Olympic medal was a silver 4 × 5 km relay at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. At the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, she took the bronze medal in the 10 km classical interval start event. Pedersen is the oldest woman ever to win a cross country skiing World Cup race, which she did at age 41 in January 2006 in Otepää, Estonia.

Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen
Country Norway
Born (1964-11-08) 8 November 1964 (age 56)
Hamar, Norway
Ski clubNybygda IL
World Cup career
Seasons19841985, 19982008
Individual wins1
Team wins16
Indiv. podiums13
Team podiums24
Indiv. starts125
Team starts33
Overall titles0 – (4th in 2004)
Discipline titles0

Gjermundshaug Pedersen has also won six medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, including two golds (4 × 5 km relay, team sprint: both 2005), two silvers (4 × 5 km relay: 2001, 2003), and two bronzes (Individual sprint, 10 km: both 2003).

In 2004, she won Tjejvasan.[1]

She also won the Egebergs Ærespris in 2002. This prestigious prize is awarded to athletes who reach international top level in one sport and concurrently perform at national level (or better) in a second sport. Gjermundshaug Pedersen has also competed in ski orienteering, a sport in which she received three silver medals and two bronze medals in the World championships,[2] and she has also won the overall World Cup (1997).[3][4]

At age 42, Gjermundshaug Pedersen decided to make a comeback in the World Cup for the 2006–07 season. In January 2008 she won her seventh Norwegian Championships gold medal, in the 10 km interval start race.[citation needed]

An unparalleled historic curiosum is the Norwegian Cross-Country Skiing Championship 3 × 5 km relay of 2006, where the entire winning team of Nybygda consisted of Gjermundshaug Pedersens: mother Hilde with her two twin daughters Eli and Ida.[citation needed]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[5]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 gold, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   10 km   15 km   Pursuit  30 km   Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2002 37 6 14 14 19 Silver N/A
2006 41 Bronze N/A 10 28 5

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 6 medals – (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
 Year   Age   5 km   10 km   15 km  Pursuit  30 km  Sprint   4 × 5 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
1999 34 N/A 14 N/A
2001 36 N/A 6 4 Silver N/A
2003 38 N/A Bronze 4 4 DNF Bronze Silver N/A
2005 40 N/A N/A 11 Gold Gold

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Long Distance Middle Distance Sprint Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
1984 18 45 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1985 20 56 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
1998 33 NC N/A NC N/A N/A N/A
1999 34 43 N/A 32 N/A 71 N/A N/A
2000 35 16 N/A 21 21 7 N/A N/A
2001 36 14 N/A N/A N/A 19 N/A N/A
2002 37 6 N/A N/A N/A 5 N/A N/A
2003 38 5 N/A N/A N/A 6 N/A N/A
2004 39 4 4 N/A N/A 8 N/A N/A
2005 40 6 6 N/A N/A 10 N/A N/A
2006 41 8 6 N/A N/A 20 N/A N/A
2007 42 45 25 N/A N/A N/A
2008 43 69 44 N/A N/A

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 1 victory
  • 13 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2001–02  9 December 2001   Cogne, Italy 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 3rd
2 6 January 2002   Val di Fiemme, Italy 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
3  2002–03  15 December 2002   Cogne, Italy 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd
4 19 December 2002   Linz, Austria 1.5 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
5 25 January 2003   Oberhof, Germany 10 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
6  2003–04  10 January 2004   Otepää, Estonia 15 km Mass Start C World Cup 3rd
7 14 February 2004   Oberstdorf, Germany 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 2nd
8 21 February 2004   Umeå, Sweden 10 km Individual C World Cup 2nd
9  2004–05  8 January 2005   Otepää, Estonia 10 Individual C World Cup 2nd
10  2005–06  10 December 2005   Vernon, Canada 7.5 km + 7.5 km Pursuit C/F World Cup 3rd
11 7 January 2006   Otepää, Estonia 10 km Individual C World Cup 1st
12 4 March 2006   Mora, Sweden 45 km Mass Start C World Cup 2nd
13 9 March 2006   Drammen, Norway 1.2 km Sprint C World Cup 3rd

Team podiumsEdit

  • 16 victories – (9 RL, 7 TS)
  • 24 podiums – (17 RL, 7 TS)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammate(s)
1  1985–86  13 March 1986   Oslo, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Nybråten / Nykkelmo / Tangen
2  1999–00  28 November 1999   Kiruna, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay F World Cup 3rd Martinsen / Nilsen / Moen
3  2000–01  9 December 2000   Santa Caterina, Italy 4 × 3 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Bay / Skari / Nilsen
4 2001–02 16 December 2001   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Bay / Skari / Skofterud
5 10 March 2002   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Moen / Bjørgen / Skofterud
6 2002–03 8 December 2002   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Skofterud / Skari / Sorkmo
7 19 January 2003   Nové Město, Czech Republic 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Moen / Bjørgen / Steira
8 23 January 2003   Oberhof, Germany 6 × 1.5 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Moen
9 23 March 2003   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Moen / Steira / Skari
10 2003–04 26 October 2003   Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Bjørgen
11 23 November 2003   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Skofterud / Steira / Bjørgen
12 7 December 2003   Toblach, Italy 6 × 1.2 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Bjørgen
13 14 December 2003   Davos, Switzerland 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Skofterud / Bjørgen / Stemland
14 11 January 2004   Otepää, Estonia 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Skofterud / Steira / Bjørgen
15 15 February 2004   Oberstdorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Bjørgen
16 22 February 2004   Umeå, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Skofterud / Bjørgen / Steira
17 6 March 2004   Lahti, Finland 6 × 1.0 km Team Sprint C World Cup 1st Berg
18 2004–05 24 October 2004   Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Bjørgen
19 24 November 2004   Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Bjørnås / Skofterud / Bjørgen
20 12 December 2004   Val di Fiemme, Italy 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 3rd Bjørnås / Skofterud / Bjørgen
21 20 March 2005   Falun, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 2nd Bjørnås / Stemland / Bjørgen
22 2005–06 23 October 2005   Düsseldorf, Germany 6 × 0.8 km Team Sprint F World Cup 1st Bjørgen
23 20 November 2005   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Berg / Skofterud / Bjørgen
24 2006–07 19 November 2006   Gällivare, Sweden 4 × 5 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Skofterud / Steira / Bjørgen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tjejvasan" (PDF) (in Swedish). Vasloppet. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 November 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
  2. ^ World Ski Orienteering ChampionshipsIOF (Retrieved on 19 June 2008)
  3. ^ World Cup in Ski OrienteeringIOF (Retrieved on 19 June 2008)
  4. ^ Ski-World Cup 1997 Archived 17 June 2007 at Archive.todayIOF (Retrieved on 19 June 2008)
  5. ^ "PEDERSEN Hilde Gjermundshaug". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Anders Aukland
Egebergs Ærespris
2002
Succeeded by
Trond Einar Elden