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Eirik Verås Larsen

Full name: Eirik Verås Larsen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: March 26, 1976 in Flekkefjord, Vest-Agder, Norway
Affiliations: Flekkefjord KK, Flekkefjord (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Canoeing

Related Olympians: Husband of Mira Verås Larsen.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Eirik Verås Larsen was born in Flekkefjord and started canoeing at the age of ten, coached by Olaf Søyland, world champion in K-4 10,000 metres in 1975 and K-2 1,000 metres in 1979. In 1995 he went to Oslo to study at the The Norwegian University of Sport and Physical Education, and started training with Knut Holmann. Together with [Nils Olav Fjeldheim] he had his breakthrough in 2000, winning gold in the K-2 1,000 at the European Championships. The 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was, however, a disappointment for Larsen and Fjeldheim, as they placed ninth in K-2 1,000 as their best result. In the 2004 Olympics he first won the K-1 1,000, and an hour later won a bronze medal with Fjeldheim at K-2 1,000. In 2008 he won the silver medal in K-1 1,000 in Beijing. Larsen has been a leading canoeist over the last decade, winning five World, seven European and 21 national titles. He has a masters degree in biomechanics and lives with his wife in Sandvika just outside Oslo. In 2011 he made a comeback after not competing for two seasons.

Results

Men's Kayak Singles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Final Round 4 1:38.667 48.84 5 49.827 3
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 1:38.361 48.35 2 50.011 1
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Round One Heat One 1 Q/OB 1:36.905 48.25 3 48.655 2
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Final Round 4 1:37.949 48.39 8 49.559 1
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 Q 1:41.927 49.94 6 51.987 1
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Round One Heat One 2 1:36.439 47.76 5 48.679 1

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2.5cT 2.5cR 5cT 5cR 7.5cT 7.5cR 2.5-5cT 2.5-5cR 5-7.5cT 5-7.5cR 7.5c-1kT 7.5c-1kR
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Final Round 1 3:25.897 49.58 3 1:40.51 2 2:32.02 1 50.93 1 51.51 1 53.877 4
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Round One Heat Three 1 Q 3:25.150 48.75 1 1:39.12 1 2:30.97 1 50.37 1 51.85 1 54.180 3
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Final Round 2 3:27.342 51.01 5 1:42.81 3 2:35.06 3 51.80 1 52.25 2 52.282 3
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Round One Heat Three 1 Q 3:29.043 50.25 1 1:42.06 1 2:34.43 1 51.81 1 52.37 1 54.613 3
2012 Summer 36 London Canoeing Norway Final Round Final A 1 3:26.462 49.76 2 1:41.29 2 2:33.05 2 51.53 1 51.76 1 53.412 2
2012 Summer 36 London Canoeing Norway Semi-Finals Heat One 2 Q 3:29.547 51.49 7 1:45.45 5 2:36.72 2 53.96 5 51.27 1 52.827 3
2012 Summer 36 London Canoeing Norway Round One Heat Three 3 Q 3:31.288 50.92 6 1:44.27 4 2:37.69 2 53.35 3 53.42 2 53.598 5

Men's Kayak Doubles, 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Semi-Finals Heat Two 2000-09-29
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Round One Heat Three 2000-09-27

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Final Round 2000-09-30
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Semi-Finals 2000-09-28
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Round One Heat Two 2000-09-26
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Final Round 2004-08-27
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Round One Heat Two 2004-08-23
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