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Inger Aufles

Full name: Inger Reidun Aufles (Døving-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Born: May 29, 1941 in Valldal, Norddal, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Affiliations: Kjærstad IL, Mosjøen (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

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Biography

Born as Inger Døving in Valldal near Ålesund, she moved to Mosjøen in the northern part of Norway in 1961, married, and began to train seriously for cross-country skiing with the club Kjærstad IL. She had her breakthrough in 1966, when she was selected for the World Championships, where she was a member of the relay team which surprised everybody with a silver medal. Two years later she was Norwegian champion in the 10 km, and at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics she won a bronze medal at that distance. A week later Aufles skied the first leg for Norway in the relay, giving her team a decisive lead, and her teammates Babben Enger-Damon and Berit Mørdre-Lammedal were able to maintain it and secure the first ever Olympic gold medal for Norwegian ladies in cross-country skiing. In 1969 she was Norwegian champion for the second time, that time over 5 km. Later in the season she placed second at 10 km in Svenska Skidspelen in Falun. She won her third Olympic medal at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics as a member of the bronze medal winning relay team. Aufles ended her skiing career after the 1972 season, aged 30.

Results

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 7 16:58.1
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 12 17:33.14

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 3 37:59.9 19:12.2 3
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 12 36:07.08 17:19.65 11

Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 1 19:08.0 19:08.0 1
1972 Winter 30 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 3 17:36.75 17:36.75 4
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