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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 L
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Final Round 4 1:38.667 5
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:38.361 5
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Round One Heat One 1 QU/OB 1:36.905 8
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Final Round 4 1:37.949 2
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 1:41.927 6
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Round One Heat One 2 1:36.439 7

Men's Kayak Singles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L 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 6
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:25.150 4
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Final Round 2 3:27.342 6
2008 Summer 32 Beijing Canoeing Norway Round One Heat Three 1 QU 3:29.043 5
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 T
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Semi-Finals Heat Two 2000-09-29 1:34.712
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Round One Heat Three 2000-09-27 1:35.619

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date T L
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Final Round 2000-09-30 3:20.515
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Semi-Finals 2000-09-28 3:17.288
2000 Summer 24 Sydney Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Round One Heat Two 2000-09-26 3:15.483
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Final Round 2004-08-27 3:19.528 4
2004 Summer 28 Athina Canoeing Norway NOR Nils Olav Fjeldheim Round One Heat Two 2004-08-23 3:09.247 6
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