Lars Bergendahl (30 January 1909 – 22 June 1997) was a Norwegian cross-country skier who competed during the 1930s.
|Men's cross-country skiing|
|1937 Chamonix||18 km|
|1937 Chamonix||4 × 10 km relay|
|1939 Zakopane||50 km|
|1938 Lahti||4 × 10 km relay|
|1938 Lahti||50 km|
He won several medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. In 1937, Bergendahl earned golds in the 18 km cross country event and 4 × 10 km relay. In 1938, he earned a silver in the 4 × 10 km relay and a bronze in the 50 km Cross country event. In 1939, Bergendahl won the 50 km cross-country skiing event. Bergendahl won the men's 50 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1940. Because of his successes, Bergendahl was awarded the Holmenkollen medal in 1939 (Shared with Sven Selånger and Trygve Brodahl.). His uncle, Lauritz, won the medal in 1910.
Bergendahl fought in the Norwegian Campaign following the German invasion of Norway in 1940. Together with other sportsmen Bergendahl served in the improvised ski unit Sørkedalen Company (Norwegian: Sørkedalen kompani) in April 1940.
Cross-country skiing resultsEdit
All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).
- 5 medals – (3 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
|Year||Age||17 km||18 km||50 km|| 4 × 10 km |
- ^ Hauge, Andreas (1995). Kampene i Norge 1940 (in Norwegian). Vol. 1. Sandefjord: Krigshistorisk Forlag. p. 130. ISBN 82-993369-0-2.
- ^ "BERGENDAHL Lars". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
- Lars Bergendahl at the International Ski Federation
- Holmenkollen medalists - click Holmenkollmedaljen for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)
- Holmenkollen winners since 1892 - click Vinnere for downloadable pdf file (in Norwegian)