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Trond Einar Elden

Full name: Trond Einar Elden
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: February 21, 1970 in Namdalseid, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Namdalseid IL, Namdalseid (NOR) / Strindheim IL, Trondheim (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Nordic Combined, Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Brother of Bård Jørgen Elden.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

In 1988, aged only 18, Trond Einar Elden had his first international appearance in Nordic combined, finishing ninth at Falun, but 1989 was his greatest year. He surprised everybody at the World Championships in Lahti, easily winning the gold medal two days before his 19th birthday, the youngest ever World Champion in Nordic combined. The next day he won his second gold in the team event, his older brother Bård Jørgen Elden also a member of the team. Trond Einar Elden continued to win, triumphing at both Holmenkollen and Lahti, and ended his fabulous season by being crowned as Junior World Champion in Vang, Norway.

The coming year the V-style in ski jumping became common, and Elden had difficulty adapting to the new technique. He failed completely at the 1991 World Championships, but ended the season strongly with wins in Lahti, Falun and Holmenkollen. He qualified for the 1992 Albertville Games, where he won an Olympic silver medal in the team event. At the 1993 World Championships in Falun he placed third in the individual event and won a silver medal in team. Elden qualified for the 1994 Olympics and the 1995 World Championships, where he had little success, and from 1996 he had problems qualifying for Norwegian teams, missing both the 1997 World Championships and the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano. He was able to qualify for the 1999 World Championships in Ramsau, where he won another silver medal in the team event. He retired from Nordic combined after the 2000 season, but continued to compete in sprint events in cross-country skiing, and then qualified for the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2003 World Championships with modest results, although he had two second places in sprint World Cup competitions. Elden ended his active skiing career after the 2005 season. His only Norwegian title in Nordic Combined came in 1989, although he later won five silver and two bronze medals. In 2008 Elden became a cross-country ski coach for the Norwegian Nordic combined team.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Men's Team Norway NOR 2 Silver
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 9
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Nordic Combined Men's Individual Norway NOR 8
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Men's Sprint Norway NOR 15

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Norway Quarter-Finals Heat 2 4 2:58.1
2002 Winter 31 Salt Lake City Cross Country Skiing Norway Qualifying Round 12 Q 2:53.31

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T AT AR
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway NOR Final Standings 2
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway NOR Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 6 185.3
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway NOR Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 7T 86.6 79.5 37.6 49.0 16.0 16.5 16.5 17.0 16.0
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway NOR Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 6 98.7 81.0 47.2 51.5 17.0 17.5 17.0 17.5 16.5
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway NOR Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 10 non-scoring 67.4 68.5 26.4 41.0 14.0 14.0 14.0 13.0 13.0
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway NOR Cross Country Skiing, 3 × 10 kilometres relay 1 26:04.4 1-25:02.9 2

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TM PTS D DP SP J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S T SB I1T I1R I2T I2R AT AR
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 9 +2:43.8
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 39 +5:10.7 181.9
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 36 88.9 76.5 42.4 46.5 15.5 15.0 16.5 16.0 15.0
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 35 93.0 79.0 44.0 49.0 16.5 15.0 16.5 16.0 16.5
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 3 41 non-scoring 87.9 78.5 42.4 45.5 14.5 14.5 15.5 15.5 16.0
1992 Winter 21 Albertville Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 1 42:01.2 +5:10.7 13:42.9 2 27:57.3 1 47:11.9 9
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Nordic Combined Norway Final Standings 8 +4:02.8
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill 17T +5:03 201.5
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 1 28T 98.5 82.0 44.0 54.5 18.0 19.0 18.0 18.5 18.0
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Nordic Combined Norway Ski Jumping, Normal Hill Jump 2 14T 103.0 83.0 46.0 57.0 19.0 19.5 19.0 19.0 18.5
1994 Winter 23 Lillehammer Nordic Combined Norway Cross Country Skiing, 15 kilometres 1 38:07.7 +5:03 43:10.7 8
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