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Hroar Elvenes

Full name: Hroar Elvenes
Gender: Male
Born: April 2, 1932 in Hakadal, Nittedal, Akershus, Norway
Affiliations: Oslo IL, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Hroar Elvenes took part in four Olympic Games, with a sixth place in the 1952 500 m his best result. His best international achievement was winning the 1,500 m at the European Championships in 1955, placing fifth overall. In the Norwegian Allround Championships, his best result was a fourth place, which he reached in both 1955 and 1957. Elvenes served as President of the Norwegian Skating Foundation from 1975-77, board member of the Norwegian Olympic Committee from 1979-84, and vice-president of the Norwegian Confederation of Sports from 1980-81. He worked as a manager in the construction business. In 2010, his granddaughter Miranda was elected Miss Universe Norway.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 40.9 (1960); 1500 – 2:10.3 (1960); 5000 – 8:16.7 (1964); 10000 – 17:41.2 (1957).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 6T
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 17T
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 24
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 14
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 39
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 10T

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Winter 19 Oslo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 6T 44.1
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 17T 42.8
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 14 41.4
1964 Winter 31 Innsbruck Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 10T 41.4

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1956 Winter 23 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 24 2:16.0 28.1 1:02.6 1:38.7
1960 Winter 27 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 39 2:24.9 28 1:03 1:42
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