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Nina Solheim (born 4 August 1979) is a Norwegian taekwondo practitioner. She won a silver medal in the women's heavyweight (+67 kg) division at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, beaten by Mexican Maria Espinosa in the final.[1] She also qualified and competed in the women's middleweight (67 kg) division at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She lost in the quarterfinals against Luo Wei of China after injuring her knee.

Nina Solheim
Medal record
Representing  Norway
Women's taekwondo
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2008 Beijing +67 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Jeju Welterweight
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Bonn Welterweight
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Rome Middleweight

In addition to a bronze medal from the 2001 World Taekwondo Championships in Jeju, South Korea, Solheim won the gold medal in middleweight (72 kg) at the 2006 World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.

Solheim is a well known athlete in Norway. She was born in South Korea, and at the age of seven months, she and her twin sister Mona were adopted by Norwegian parents,[2] growing up in Namsos.


  1. ^ Solholm, Rolleiv (23 August 2008). "Olympic Games: Another Silver medal for Norway". Norway Post. Retrieved 2008-08-23.[dead link]
  2. ^ Heggdal, Hanne Talsnes (19 July 2003). "OL-håpet Nina (23) fra Namsos". Trønder-Avisa (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on November 16, 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-23.

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