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Mikal Kirkholt

Full name: Mikal Kirkholt
Gender: Male
Born: December 9, 1920 in Rindal, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Died: June 28, 2012 in Rindal, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Affiliations: Idrettslaget Troll, Rindal (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Mikal Kirkholt was born in the small municipality of Rindal, approximately 90 km west of Trondheim. Rindal was well-known in the 1950s for its cross-country skiers, Olympians Edvin Landsem and Magnar Ingebrigtsli also coming from there. Kirkholt had his breakthrough relatively late. In 1951, aged 30, he came second in the 18 km at the National Championships, only 11 seconds behind future Olympic champion Hallgeir Brenden. He got another silver medal in the 30 km, half a minute behind Martin Stokken. In the 1952 Olympic season he qualified for the team by placing fifth over 30 km and seventh in the 18 km at the National Championships, and at Oslo skied the second leg in the relay, winning an Olympic silver medal. He ended his career after the Olympics, married and worked some years at the aluminum plant in Sunndalsøra. Then he took over the family farm in Rindal, where he died in 2012, aged 91.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 31 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Norway NOR 12
1952 Winter 31 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 2 Silver

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1952 Winter 31 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 12 1-04:53 27:50 11

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1952 Winter 31 Oslo Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 2 36:07 1-12:59 3
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