Sigurd Dæhli

Sigurd Dæhli (born 6 May 1953) is a Norwegian orienteering competitor.[1] He became Relay World Champion in 1981, by participating on the Norwegian winning team in Thun, Switzerland.[2] He obtained bronze in the 1983 Individual World Orienteering Championships in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary.

Sigurd Dæhli
Personal information
Born (1953-05-06) 6 May 1953 (age 69)
ChildrenMagne Dæhli
Medal record
Representing  Norway
Men's orienteering
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1981 Thun Relay
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Zalaegerszeg Individual
Men's ski-orienteering
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1986 Batak Relay
Silver medal – second place 1982 Aigen Relay
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Aigen Individual
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Lavarone Relay
Trail orienteering
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2017 Birstonas Relay

Orienteering careerEdit

Dæhli made his debut in senior Norwegian Championships in 1973, and since then had more than 100 starts in the national championships.[3] He was winner of the first official Norwegian Night Orienteering Championship in 1979, and has participated on the winning relay team seven times in the national championships. He won gold medal in the Nordic Championships in Finland in 1977, and has two relay gold medals in the Nordic Championships (from 1980 and 1982).[3]

At the 1981 World Orienteering Championships in Thun, Switzerland, he won a gold medal in the relay, along with Øyvin Thon, Harald Thon and Tore Sagvolden.[4] He won an individual bronze medal at the 1983 World Orienteering Championships in Zalaegerszeg, behind Morten Berglia and Øyvin Thon.[5]

He has won WMOC (World Master Orienteering Championships) several times.[6]

Ski orienteeringEdit

Dæhli also competed in ski orienteering, obtaining an individual bronze medal in the 1982 World Championships in Austria, a silver medal in the relay in 1982 (together with Finn Kinneberg, Tore Sagvolden and Morten Berglia), and a relay gold medal in the 1986 World Championships in Bulgaria.[7]


Sigurd Dæhli is the father of international orienteer Magne Dæhli.[8][9]


  1. ^ Bryhn, Rolf. "Sigurd Dæhli". In Bolstad, Erik (ed.). Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  2. ^ World Orienteering Championship, senior statistics 1966-2006 Archived 2011-08-23 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on December 31, 2007)
  3. ^ a b "Det begynte i 1973" Orientering på nett – 30.09.2005 (in Norwegian) (Retrieved on December 31, 2007)
  4. ^ "World Orienteering Championships 1981". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  5. ^ "World Orienteering Championships 1983". International Orienteering Federation. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Sigurd Dæhli. Who is Who". WMOC 2008 Portugal. Retrieved 14 June 2009.
  7. ^ Schanke, Tom A (2007). Norsk Idrettsleksikon (in Norwegian). Aller Forlag. p. 375. ISBN 978-82-8156-044-4.
  8. ^ "WTOC: Sigurd Dæhli" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Sigurd Daehli, M55, NOR". Retrieved 11 August 2018.