Ronny Hafsås

Ronny André Hafsås (born November 14, 1985) is a retired Norwegian biathlete and cross-country skier.

Ronny Hafsås
Country Norway
Born (1985-11-14) November 14, 1985 (age 34)
Stårheim, Norway
Ski clubStårheim IL
World Cup career
Seasons2007, 2010, 2012
Individual wins1
Team wins1
Indiv. podiums1
Team podiums1
Indiv. starts3
Team starts1
Overall titles0 – (66th in 2010)
Discipline titles0

Biathlon careerEdit

Hafsås first competed in the Biathlon World Cup in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February 2008. His initial appearance (in a 10 km sprint) was spoiled by bad shooting,[1] but he earned the first World Cup points of his career in the pursuit that followed, with a 21st place.[2] Hafsås claimed his first top ten placing in the World Cup the next week, placing ninth in another sprint in Khanty-Mansiysk.[3]

Hafsås' best finish in the Biathlon World Cup so far is a sixth place, which he earned (again in a sprint) during the opening weekend of the 2008-09 season at Östersund.[4][5]

Cross-country skiing careerEdit

As a cross-country skier, Hafsås has two World Cup victories (one individual and one in a relay), both of which he earned during the opening weekend of the 2009-10 Cross-Country Skiing World Cup in Beitostølen, Norway. On November 21, 2009, Hafsås, who had been better established at the professional level as a biathlete,[6] surprisingly won the 15 km freestyle individual competition that opened the year, by the very narrow margin of 0.2 seconds ahead of Vincent Vittoz.[7] This earned him a spot in the Norwegian team for the next day's 4 × 10 km relay. Hafsås' performance on the third leg wasn't as stellar as the day before, as he gave up some ground to Alexander Legkov of Russia and René Sommerfeldt of Germany;[8] however, Norway still won thanks to Petter Northug as the anchor.[8]

At the 2010 Winter Olympics, he finished 42nd in the 15 km event.

Hafsås retired after the 2012–13 season after having been hampered by illness for three seasons.[9]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[10]

Olympic GamesEdit

 Year   Age   15 km 
 30 km 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
2010 24 42

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Tour de
World Cup
2007 21 NC NC N/A N/A
2010 24 66 37 N/A
2012 26 NC NC

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 1 victory (1 WC)
  • 1 podium (1 WC)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1 2009–10 21 November 2009   Beitostølen, Norway 15 km Individual F World Cup 1st

Team podiumsEdit

  • 1 victory (1 RL)
  • 1 podium (1 RL)
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place Teammates
1 2009–10 22 November 2009   Beitostølen, Norway 4 × 10 km Relay C/F World Cup 1st Rønning / Sundby / Northug


  1. ^ "IBU DATACENTER". Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  2. ^ "IBU DATACENTER". Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  3. ^ "IBU DATACENTER". Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  4. ^ "IBU DATACENTER". Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  5. ^ "Ronny Hafsas". IBU.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Ronnys store dag" (in Norwegian). NRK. 2009-11-21. Retrieved 2009-11-25. (in Norwegian)
  7. ^ "FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Beitostølen 21 November 2009 men's 15 km individual freestyle results". FIS. Archived from the original on 24 May 2012. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  8. ^ a b "FIS Cross-Country Skiing World Cup Beitostølen 22 November 2009 men's 4 x 10 km relay results". FIS. Archived from the original on 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2009-11-24.
  9. ^ "Ronny Hafsås (27) legger opp" (in Norwegian). Nettavisen. 2013-05-14. Retrieved 2014-11-22. (in Norwegian)
  10. ^ "HAFSAAS Ronny Andre". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 7 January 2020.

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