Sondre Guttormsen

Sondre Guttormsen (born 1 June 1999)[1] is a Norwegian athlete specialising in the pole vault. He won the gold medal at the 2023 European Indoor Championships. Guttormsen earned bronze at the 2021 European Under-23 Championships.

Sondre Guttormsen
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Guttormsen in 2020
Personal information
Born (1999-06-01) 1 June 1999 (age 23)
Davis, California, United States
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Pole vault
College teamPrinceton Tigers
ClubSK Vidar (2019–)
Ski IL (–2018)

He was the pole vault bronze medallist at the 2016 European U18 Championships. He is a three-time NCAA champion and a four-time Norwegian national champion.

Early lifeEdit

Sondre Guttormsen was born the oldest of four children in Davis, California to Kristin and Atle Guttormsen. His father, a professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, was studying for an economics Ph.D. at UC Davis. The family then returned to Ski, Norway.[2][3]


Guttormsen competed for the University of California, Los Angeles in his first year of college and then transfered to Princeton University in 2020.[3]

At the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics in 2021, the vaulter suffered a quad injury on his first attempt at 5.65 metres and did not qualify for the final.[1][2]

With his 2022 NCAA Indoors title, Guttormsen became the first indoor NCAA individual champion for Princeton since 2002.[3]

On 5 March 2023, the 23-year-old won the gold medal at the European Indoor Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey, the biggest success of his career up to that point. A few days later, he became only the ninth European to clear the six metre-mark indoors, set Norwegian outright record and equalled the collegiate record when winning his third NCAA title at the NCAA Division I Indoor T&F Championships.[4][5]


Guttormsen leaps at the 2020 BAUHAUS-galan meeting in Stockholm

Personal bestsEdit

  • Pole vault – 5.86 m (19 ft 2+12 in) (Zürich 2022) =NR

International competitionsEdit

Representing   Norway
Year Competition Venue Position Event Result
2016 European U18 Championships Tbilisi, Georgia 3rd Pole vault 5.05 PB
2017 European U20 Championships Grosseto, Italy 6th Pole vault 5.10
2018 World U20 Championships Tampere, Finland 6th Pole vault 5.40
European Championships Berlin, Germany 6th Pole vault 5.75 NR
2019 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 6th Pole vault 5.55
European U23 Championships Gävle, Sweden 4th Pole vault 5.50
European Team Championships 1st League Sandnes, Norway 1st Pole vault 5.51
World Championships Doha, Qatar 29th (q) Pole vault 5.30
2021 European U23 Championships Tallinn, Estonia 3rd Pole vault 5.60
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 24th (q) Pole vault 5.50
2022 World Indoor Championships Belgrade, Serbia 8th Pole vault 5.75
World Championships Eugene, OR, United States 10th Pole vault 5.70
European Championships Munich, Germany 6th Pole vault 5.75
2023 European Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 1st Pole vault 5.80

NCAA titlesEdit

National titlesEdit


  1. ^ a b "Sondre GUTTORMSEN – Athlete Profile". World Athletics. Retrieved 1 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Sondre Guttormsen - Men's Track and Field". Princeton Tigers. Princeton University. Retrieved 5 March 2023.
  3. ^ a b c Feil, Justin (6 April 2022). "Making Unique Journey from Norway to PU Track Team, Guttormsen Flies to NCAA Indoor Men's Pole Vault Title | Town Topics". Town Topics. Retrieved 5 March 2023.
  4. ^ Mills, Steven (13 March 2023). "Guttormsen soars over 6.00m at the NCAA Indoor Championships". European Athletics. Retrieved 13 March 2023.
  5. ^ "Sondre Guttormsen Wins NCAA Indoor Pole Vault Championship Clearing 6.00m to Tie Collegiate Record". Princeton Tigers. Princeton University. 11 March 2023. Retrieved 11 March 2023.

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