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Babben Enger-Damon

Full name: Barbra Mette Stockfleth "Babben" Enger-Damon
Gender: Female
Born: September 19, 1939 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Romerikslagets IL, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Wife of Larry Damon.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Babben Enger is the daughter of the well-known Norwegian painter Erling Enger. She was Norwegian champion in 10 km cross country in 1963 and 1964 and competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics, placing 18th in 5 km as her best placing. She married US cross-country skier Larry Damon and qualified for the 1968 Winter Olympics, where she was a member of the Norwegian relay team which surprisingly won the gold medal. Skiing the second out of three legs, she was considered as the weak point in the Norwegian team, but she managed to stay in the lead she had been given by Inger Aufles from the first leg, and Norway had a 16-second lead when Berit Mørdre-Lammedal started her final victorious leg. Enger-Damon was a versatile athlete, winning one sailing gold medal at the national championships in and a silver and bronze orienteering medal at the national championships.

Results

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 18 19:26.5 9:00.1 19
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 21 17:43.3

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1964 Winter 24 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 31 48:43.8 26:10.2 29
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 8 38:54.4 19:46.2 10

Women's 3 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Winter 28 Grenoble Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 1 19:19.5 38:27.5 1
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