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Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg

Full name: Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg
Gender: Female
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: January 14, 1948 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Oslo IL, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg was the first Norwegian woman to win an Olympic medal in speed skating. She did so in the 3,000 m at the 1976 Innsbruck Games, an incredibly close competition in which 0.05 seconds separated gold medallist [Tatyana Averina] and Korsmo-Berg. It was the only international medal she won, although she had listed several top performances, notably in 1971, when she placed fifth at the World and European Championships, and sixth at the World Sprints. In Norwegian Championships, she was much more successful, earning seven all-around titles (1971-72, 1974-78), as well as being a six-time runner-up. She also claimed six national titles in the sprint (1971, 1974-78). Besides speed skating, Korsmo-Berg also did well in cycling, winning the Norwegian Road Racing Championships in 1981. By that time, she had already received "Egebergs Ærespris" for her achievements in two different sports. She is married to fellow speed skater Terje Korsmo, who came in second in the 1972 Norwegian "B" Championships.

Personal Bests\\\: 500 – 43.0 (1977); 1000 – 1:28.28 (1976); 1500 – 2:14.33 (1977); 3000 – 4:43.97 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Norway NOR 11
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Norway NOR 13T
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 17
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Norway NOR 16
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 500 metres Norway NOR 19
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres Norway NOR 22
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 19
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 4 OR
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1980 Winter 32 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 14
1980 Winter 32 Lake Placid Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres Norway NOR 20

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 11 47.0
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 19 46.33 11.5

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 13T 1:36.8 21 57
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 22 1:35.56 20.61 56.63

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 17 2:30.7 30 1:08 1:48
1972 Winter 24 Sapporo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 19 2:28.36 29.10 1:07.26 1:47.36
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 4 OR 2:18.99 28.13 1:03.18 1:40.49
1980 Winter 32 Lake Placid Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 14 2:15.63 28.55 1:02.90 1:39.02

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1968 Winter 20 Grenoble Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 16 5:19.6 21 1:01 1:43 2:25 3:08 3:52 4:36
1976 Winter 28 Innsbruck Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3 4:45.24 21.60 57.77 1:34.90 2:12.14 2:49.60 3:28.01 4:06.67
1980 Winter 32 Lake Placid Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 20 4:54.95 21.77 57.42 1:34.85 2:13.25 2:52.87 3:32.96 4:13.78