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 
individual
 30 km 
 skiathlon 
 50 km 
mass start
 Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
 Team 
 sprint 
2010 24 42

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age  Discipline standings Ski Tour standings
Overall Distance Sprint Nordic
Opening
Tour de
Ski
World Cup
Final
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

ReferencesEdit

  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.

External linksEdit