Trond Einar Elden

Trond Einar Elden (born 21 February 1970) is a Norwegian former Nordic combined skier who represented Namdalseid I.L. in Trondheim. He competed at three Winter Olympics.[1]

Trond Einar Elden
Country Norway
Born (1970-02-21) 21 February 1970 (age 51)
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
World Cup career
Seasons1988-2005
Individual wins5
Indiv. starts88
Medal record
Men's nordic combined
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Albertville 3 × 10 km team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1989 Lahti 15 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1989 Lahti 3 × 10 km team
Silver medal – second place 1993 Falun 3 × 10 km team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Ramsau 4 × 5 km team
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Falun 15 km individual

At the 1989 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, he became the youngest world champion ever, fifteen days after his nineteenth birthday. At Falun in 1993, he won a bronze medal in the 15 km individual event. Additionally, Elden won two medals in the 3 × 10 km team event at the Nordic skiing world championships with a gold in 1989 and a silver in 1993. Elden also won the Nordic combined event twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival (1989, 1991).

In 1991, Elden received the Holmenkollen medal (which he shared with Vegard Ulvang, Ernst Vettori, and Jens Weißflog). He would also win silver in the 3 × 10 km team event at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

Elden was relatively strong in cross-country skiing as well, spending his final years of competition as a ski sprinter. He later coached the American national skiing team. Elden received the Egebergs Ærespris in 2004. He is the brother of the Nordic combined skier Bård Jørgen Elden.

Nordic combined wins in World CupEdit

No. Date Place Discipline
1. 3 March 1989 Oslo, Norway Gundersen K120 / 15,0 km
2. 11 March 1989 Falun, Sweden Gundersen K90 / 15,0 km
3. 2 March 1991 Lahti, Finland Gundersen K90 / 15,0 km
4. 8 March 1991 Falun, Sweden Gundersen K90 / 15,0 km
5. 15 March 1991 Oslo, Norway Gundersen K120 / 15,0 km

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[2]

Olympic GamesEdit

 Year   Age   15 km   Pursuit   30 km   50 km   Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
2002 32 15

World ChampionshipsEdit

 Year   Age   15 km   Pursuit   30 km   50 km   Sprint   4 × 10 km 
 relay 
2003 33 24

World CupEdit

Season standingsEdit

 Season   Age 
Overall Distance Sprint
2001 31 27 N/A 5
2002 32 35 N/A 11
2003 33 43 N/A 18
2004 34 49 NC 17

Individual podiumsEdit

  • 2 podiums
No. Season Date Location Race Level Place
1  2000–01  4 February 2001   Nové Město, Czech Republic 1.0 km Sprint F World Cup 2nd
2  2001–02  29 December 2001   Salzburg, Austria 1.5 km Sprint C World Cup 2nd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Trond Einar Elden Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. ^ "ELDEN Trond Einar". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 8 January 2020.

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by Egebergs Ærespris
2004
Succeeded by