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Norway at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Norway competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Norway at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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IOC codeNOR
NOCNorwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrett.no ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian)
in Beijing
Competitors85 in 15 sports
Flag bearer Ruth Kasirye (opening)
Gro Hammerseng (closing)
Medals
Ranked 22nd
Gold
3
Silver
5
Bronze
1
Total
9
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

On 10 June, the NOC selected 50 athletes for the Olympic Games.[1] A week later, a further eight athletes were added. More selections were made on 17 June,[2] 1 July,[3] 14 July (a handball squad) and 17 July.[4] A total of 85 participants were selected for the Olympics.[5]

Contents

MedalistsEdit

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jaysuma Saidy Ndure 100 m 10.37 3 Q 10.14 4 Did not advance
200 m 20.54 2 Q 20.45 3 Q DNS Did not advance
Trond Nymark 50 km walk N/A DNF
Erik Tysse 20 km walk N/A 1:22:43 21
50 km walk N/A 3:45:21 5
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Andreas Thorkildsen Javelin throw 79.85 9 Q 90.57 OR  
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ezinne Okparaebo 100 m 11.32 2 Q 11.45 4 Did not advance
Kirsten Melkevik Otterbu Marathon N/A 2:34:35 34
Kjersti Plätzer 20 km walk N/A 1:27:07  
Christina Vukicevic 100 m hurdles 13.05 4 N/A Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Ida Marcussen Result 14.07 1.71 12.97 25.02 6.06 47.37 2:14.96 6015 21*
Points 968 867 725 885 868 809 893

* The athlete who finished in second place, Lyudmila Blonska of the Ukraine, tested positive for a banned substance.[6] Both the A and the B tests were positive, therefore Blonska was stripped of her silver medal, and Marcussen moved up a position.

CanoeingEdit

SprintEdit

Athlete Event Heats Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Eirik Verås Larsen Men's K-1 500 m 1:36.439 2 QS 1:41.927 2 Q 1:37.949 4
Men's K-1 1000 m 3:29.043 1 QF Bye 3:27.342  

Qualification Legend: QS = Qualify to semi-final; QF = Qualify directly to final

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Kurt Asle Arvesen Men's road race 6:26:17 32
Edvald Boasson Hagen 6:36:48 71
Lars Petter Nordhaug Did not finish
Gabriel Rasch Did not finish
Anita Valen de Vries Women's road race 3:33:17 26

On 1 August, Thor Hushovd announced his withdrawal due to an illness, and was replaced by Nordhaug.[7]

Mountain bikingEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Lene Byberg Women's cross-country 1:53:19 13
Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå Did not finish

BMXEdit

Athlete Event Seeding Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Points Rank Points Rank Result Rank
Sebastian Kartfjord Men's BMX 38.688 30 19 8 Did not advance

EquestrianEdit

Show jumpingEdit

Athlete Horse Event Qualification Final Total
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round A Round B
Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank Penalties Total Rank Penalties Rank
Morten Djupvik Casino Individual 1 =14 12 13 33 Q 4 17 23 Q 4 11 4 8 7 8 10
Stein Endresen Le Beau 0 =1 4 4 8 Q 12 16 18 Q 0 =1 16 16 18 16 16
Geir Gulliksen Cattani 13 65 12 25 51 Did not advance 25 51
Tony André Hansen Camiro 19 1 =14 1 2 4 Q 1 3 1 Q Withdrew[8]
Morten Djupvik
Stein Endresen
Geir Gulliksen
Tony André Hansen
[9]
See above Team N/A 28 10 21 49 10 49 DSQ*

* Tony André Hansen's horse Camiro tested positive for the pain relieving medication capsaicin, a banned substance. Hansen was later disqualified. Without Hansen's score, the team was below the threshold to advance to round 2 of the finals. Therefore, the bronze medal was stripped and awarded to the team from Switzerland.[10]

FencingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Sturla Torkildsen Individual épée   Mejías (VEN)
W 12–11
  Tagliariol (ITA)
L 10–15
Did not advance

FootballEdit

The men's under-21 team failed to qualify after drawing with Bosnia-Herzegovina and losing to Armenia in the first qualifying stage. Meanwhile, the women's team qualified for the Olympics after placing in the semi-final round at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Norway squad in the women's football tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[11][12]

Head coach: Bjarne Berntsen

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erika Skarbø (1987-06-12)12 June 1987 (aged 21) 7 0   Arna-Bjørnar Fotball
2 2DF Ane Stangeland Horpestad (c) (1980-06-02)2 June 1980 (aged 28) 100 5   Klepp IL
3 2DF Gunhild Følstad (1981-11-03)3 November 1981 (aged 26) 69 1   Trondheims-Ørn SK
4 3MF Ingvild Stensland (1981-08-03)3 August 1981 (aged 27) 68 2   Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
5 2DF Siri Nordby (1978-08-04)4 August 1978 (aged 30) 38 1   Røa IL
6 3MF Marie Knutsen (1982-08-31)31 August 1982 (aged 25) 48 5   Røa IL
7 2DF Trine Rønning (1982-06-14)14 June 1982 (aged 26) 83 15   Kolbotn Fotball
8 4FW Solveig Gulbrandsen (1981-01-12)12 January 1981 (aged 27) 121 39   Kolbotn Fotball
9 4FW Isabell Herlovsen (1988-06-23)23 June 1988 (aged 20) 35 5   Kolbotn Fotball
10 4FW Melissa Wiik (1985-02-07)7 February 1985 (aged 23) 30 12   Asker SK
11 4FW Leni Larsen Kaurin (1981-03-21)21 March 1981 (aged 27) 44 3   1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
12 2DF Marit Fiane Christensen (1980-12-11)11 December 1980 (aged 27) 58 7   Røa IL
13 3MF Lene Storløkken (1981-06-20)20 June 1981 (aged 27) 34 5   Team Strømmen FK
14 4FW Guro Knutsen (1985-01-10)10 January 1985 (aged 23) 8 1   Røa IL
15 2DF Marita Skammelsrud Lund (1989-01-29)29 January 1989 (aged 19) 7 0   Team Strømmen FK
16 4FW Elise Thorsnes (1988-08-14)14 August 1988 (aged 19) 16 1   Arna-Bjørnar Fotball
17 4FW Lene Mykjåland (1987-02-20)20 February 1987 (aged 21) 18 5   Røa IL
18 1GK Christine Colombo Nilsen (1982-04-30)30 April 1982 (aged 26) 5 0   Kolbotn Fotball
Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3 6 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2   Norway 3 2 0 1 4 5 −1 6
3   Japan 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4   New Zealand 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
New Zealand  0–1  Norway
Report Wiik   8'
Norway  1–5  Japan
Knutsen   27' Report Kinga   31'
Følstad   51' (o.g.)
Ohno   52'
Sawa   71'
Hara   83'

HandballEdit

The women's team qualified due to winning the European Championships.

Women's tournamentEdit

Roster

The following is the Norway roster in the women's handball tournament of the 2008 Summer Olympics.[13][14]

Head coach: Marit Breivik

No. Pos. Name Date of birth (age) Height App. Goals Club
1 GK Kari Aalvik Grimsbø (1985-01-04)4 January 1985 (aged 23) 1.80 m 30 0   Byåsen IL
3 LB Katja Nyberg (1979-08-24)24 August 1979 (aged 28) 1.83 m 92 304   Ikast-Bording EH
4 RW Ragnhild Aamodt (1980-09-09)9 September 1980 (aged 27) 1.63 m 111 276   Ikast-Bording EH
5 LB Gøril Snorroeggen (1985-02-15)15 February 1985 (aged 23) 1.78 m 60 151   Byåsen IL
6 P Else Marthe Sørlie Lybekk (1978-09-11)11 September 1978 (aged 29) 1.78 m 207 567   Nordstrand IF
7 RB Tonje Nøstvold (1985-05-07)7 May 1985 (aged 23) 1.78 m 73 140   Ikast-Bording EH
8 RB Karoline Dyhre Breivang (1980-05-10)10 May 1980 (aged 28) 1.73 m 147 282   Larvik HK
9 LB Kristine Lunde (1980-03-30)30 March 1980 (aged 28) 1.83 m 110 349   Viborg HK
10 CB Gro Hammerseng (1980-04-10)10 April 1980 (aged 28) 1.80 m 139 559   Ikast-Bording EH
11 LW Kari Mette Johansen (1979-01-11)11 January 1979 (aged 29) 1.73 m 103 280   Larvik HK
13 P Marit Malm Frafjord (1986-11-25)25 November 1986 (aged 21) 1.83 m 53 111   Byåsen IL
14 LB Tonje Larsen (1975-01-26)26 January 1975 (aged 33) 1.83 m 220 453   Larvik HK
16 GK Katrine Lunde Haraldsen (1980-03-30)30 March 1980 (aged 28) 1.80 m 111 1   Viborg HK
18 RB Linn Kristin Riegelhuth (1984-08-01)1 August 1984 (aged 24) 1.75 m 105 363   Larvik HK
Group play
Qualified for the quarterfinals
Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Points
  Norway 5 5 0 0 154 106 +48 10
  Romania 5 4 0 1 150 112 +38 8
  China 5 2 0 3 122 135 -13 4
  France 5 2 0 3 121 128 -7 4
  Kazakhstan 5 1 1 3 109 137 -28 3
  Angola 5 0 1 4 109 147 -38 1
9 August 2008
19:00
Norway   30 – 23   China Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Elmoamli, Shaban Ali (EGY)
Hammerseng 7 (13–12) Li Weiwei 8
  3×  Report   3× 
11 August 2008
14:00
Angola   17 – 31   Norway Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Liu S, Liu F (CHN)
Almeida 5 (6–14) Riegelhuth 6
  3×  Report   3× 
13 August 2008
19:00
Norway   35 – 19   Kazakhstan Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Aires Menezes, Aparecido Pinto (BRA)
Lybekk, Nyberg 5 (14–10) Vassilyeva 6
  3×  Report   3× 
15 August 2008
19:00
France   24 – 34   Norway Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Krstic, Ljubic (SLO)
Baudouin 6 (12–15) Nyberg, Riegelhuth 6
  3×  Report   3× 
17 August 2008
14:00
Norway   24 – 23   Romania Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Chernega, Poladenko (RUS)
Johansen, Lybekk 4 (12–11) Amariei, Stanca-Gâlcă 5
  2×  Report   4×  1× 
Quarterfinal
19 August 2008
12:00
Norway   31 – 24   Sweden Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium
Referees: Baum, Goralczyk (POL)
Larsen, Lybekk 6 (16–10) Torstenson 6
  3×  Report   4× 
Semifinal
21 August 2008
18:00
Norway   29 – 28   South Korea Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Breto, Huelin (ESP)
Hammerseng, Johansen 6 (14–15) Moon Pil-hee 9
  2×  Report   3× 
Gold medal game
23 August 2008
15:45
Norway   34 – 27   Russia Beijing National Indoor Stadium
Referees: Bord, Buy (FRA)
Riegelhuth 9 (18–13) Bliznova 6
  3×  Report   2× 
Final rank

  Gold

RowingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Olaf Tufte Single sculls 7:20.20 1 QF 6:53.59 1 SA/B 6:58.23 2 FA 6:59.83  

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

SailingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Kristian Ruth Laser 10 11 17 10 3 8 13 21 38 CAN 16 109 10
Women
Athlete Event Race Net points Final rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 M*
Jannicke Stålstrøm RS:X 7 DSQ 2 12 9 10 15 13 21 18 EL 117 15
Cathrine Gjerpen Laser Radial 26 27 24 27 23 28 23 27 25 CAN EL 202 28
Lise Birgitte Frederiksen
Alexandra Koefoed
Siren Sundby
Yngling 12 13 5 1 3 13 12 11 CAN CAN 7 71 10
Open
Athlete Event Race Score Rank
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 M
Peer Moberg Finn 23 DSQ 11 19 22 1 DSQ 4 CAN CAN N/A EL 107 19
Frode Bovim
Christopher Gundersen
49er 11 13 18 7 10 8 14 11 13 19 12 11 CAN CAN CAN EL 128 13

M = Medal race; EL = Eliminated – did not advance into the medal race; CAN = Race cancelled

ShootingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Vebjørn Berg 10 m air rifle 592 22 Did not advance
50 m rifle prone 596 3 Q 699.1 4
50 m rifle 3 positions 1172 5 Q 1266.5 8
Espen Berg-Knutsen 50 m rifle prone 594 11 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 1160 30 Did not advance
Tore Brovold Skeet 120 2 Q 145 S/O 3  
Are Hansen 10 m air rifle 592 19 Did not advance
Harald Jensen Skeet 118 12 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Gyda Ellefsplass Olssen 10 m air rifle 391 34 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 575 27 Did not advance
Kristina Vestveit 10 m air rifle 395 14 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 573 29 Did not advance

The Norwegian Shooting Federation had suggested selecting Ingrid Stubsjøen for the team, but the Norwegian National Olympic Committee selected Vestveit instead after good performances in the final World Cup event of the 2008 season.[15]

SwimmingEdit

Alexander Dale Oen won Norway's first ever swimming medal at the Olympics.

Men
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Gard Kvale 200 m freestyle 1:48.73 NR 27 Did not advance
400 m freestyle 3:50.47 26 N/A Did not advance
200 m individual medley 2:01.52 NR 25 Did not advance
Alexander Dale Oen 100 m breaststroke 59.41 OR 1 Q 59.16 OR 1 Q 59.20  
200 m breaststroke 2:11.30 17 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sara Nordenstam 200 m breaststroke 2.24.47 NR 4 Q 2:23.79 EU 4 Q 2:23.02 EU  
200 m individual medley 2:15.13 NR 23 Did not advance
400 m individual medley 4:40.28 NR 18 N/A Did not advance
Ingvild Snildal 100 m butterfly 59.86 NR 27 Did not advance
200 m butterfly 2:14.53 33 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Nina Solheim Women's +67 kg   Abd Rabo (EGY)
W 9–3
  Che C C (MAS)
W 3–1
  Falavigna (BRA)
W 2–2 SUP
Bye   Espinoza (MEX)
L 1–3
 

VolleyballEdit

BeachEdit

Athlete Event Preliminary round Standing Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Jørre Kjemperud
Tarjei Skarlund
Men's Pool E
  KlempererKoreng (GER)
L 1 – 2 (21–19, 20–22, 7–15)
  NummerdorSchuil (NED)
L 1 – 2 (21–13, 15–21, 9–15)
  LacigaSchnider (SUI)
L 0 – 2 (17–21, 13–21)
4 Did not advance
Susanne Glesnes
Kathrine Maaseide
Women's Pool B
  Mouhavan Breedam (BEL)
W 2 – 0 (24–22, 21–18)
  KuhnSchwer (SUI)
W 2 – 0 (21–11, 21–17)
  Tian JWang J (CHN)
L 1 – 2 (21–17, 14–21, 8–15)
2 Q   Talita
Renata (BRA)
L 1 – 2 (21–12, 19–21, 13–15)
Did not advance
Nila Håkedal
Ingrid Tørlen
Pool A
  FernándezPeraza (CUB)
L 0 – 2 (20–22, 19–21)

  KusuharaTeru Saiki (JPN)
W 2 – 0 (21–8, 21–18)
  May-TreanorWalsh (USA)
L 0 – 2 (12–21, 15–21)
Lucky Loser
  CandelasGarcía (MEX)
W 2 – 1 (20–22, 21–12, 15–11)

3 Q   Tian J
Wang J (CHN)
L 0 – 2 (13–21, 15–21)
Did not advance

WeightliftingEdit

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Ruth Kasirye Women's −63 kg 103 4 121 8 224 7

WrestlingEdit

Key:

  • VTVictory by Fall.
  • PP – Decision by Points – the loser with technical points.
  • PO – Decision by Points – the loser without technical points.

Men's Greco-Roman
Athlete Event Qualification Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Stig André Berge −60 kg Bye   Tengizbayev (KAZ)
L 0–3 PO
Did not advance 19

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian) 50 utøvere tatt ut til OL, Kristian Elster, NRK.
  2. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian) Åtte nye tatt ut til OL, Bjørnar Hjellen, NRK, 17 June 2008.
  3. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian) Tredje OL-uttak, ANB-NTB, 1 July 2008.
  4. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian) Fire nye utøvere tatt ut til OL, NTB, NRK, 17 July 2008.
  5. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian)The Norwegian Team 27 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Blonska thrown out of long jump". BBC Sport. 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  7. ^ ‹See Tfd›(in Norwegian) Hushovd dropper OL, Anne Rimmen and Kristian Elster, NRK, retrieved 1 August 2008.
  8. ^ Equestrian Jumping Individual Results Summary - The official website of the BEIJING 2008 Olympic Games
  9. ^ Bronze medal reassigned after the disqualification of Tony André Hansen of Norway."Norwegian rider stripped of Olympic medal". The Sports Network. The Canadian Press. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-22.
  10. ^ "Norwegian rider stripped of Olympic medal". The Sports Network. The Canadian Press. 2008-12-22. Retrieved 2008-12-22.
  11. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament Beijing – Norway Squad List". FIFA. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  12. ^ "Drømmen gikk i oppfyllelse" [The dream came true]. Norges Fotballforbund (in Norwegian). Retrieved 18 June 2008.
  13. ^ "Norway women's handball team roster". NBC Olympics. 1 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Women's Handball Team Roster – Norway (NOR)" (PDF). 2008 Beijing. LA84 Foundation. 1 February 2013. p. 2234.
  15. ^ Overstyrte sjefen, Mette Bugge, Aftenposten, 17 June 2008.