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Per Knut Aaland

Full name: Per Knut Aaland
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: September 5, 1954 in Innvik, Stryn, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Affiliations: Hardbagg IL, Stryn (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Per Knut Aaland grew up on the west coast of Norway and was a typical long-distance skier. He made his international début at the 1974 Junior World Championships, but his real breakthrough came at the 1977 Norwegian Championships when he won the 50 km race and was named the best skier of the championships. He would eventually have three second places in World Cup races, all at 50 km classical style, and competed in two Olympics.

Aaland ended his career in 1987 and during the 1990s was involved with the Norwegian national ski team as a waxing expert. He was educated as a timberman but he is still involved with ski wax, now in the production of Rode Skiwax.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Norway NOR 6
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Norway NOR 16
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 2 Silver

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 16 1-31:26.58 29:34.41 14 46:16.16 14 1-00:15.94 14

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1976 Winter 21 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 6 2-41:18.06 46:52.84 13 1-18:37.74 10 2-08:36.34 8

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1980 Winter 25 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 2 29:26.77 59:12.73 1