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Odd Lirhus

Full name: Odd Lirhus
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 18, 1956 in Voss, Hordaland, Norway
Affiliations: Voss Skiskyttarlag, Voss (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Odd Lirhus won two gold medals (15 km and relay) at the 1977 World Junior Biathlon Championships. One year later he won the world senior title at the 10 km distance. In 1979 he finished second in the sprint event at the

World Championships, and his only national title came in 1980, also in the sprint event. He won three silver medals as a member of the Norwegian relay team at the 1978 and 1982 World Championships and at the 1984 Olympics. He also won a bronze medal in the relay at the 1983 World Championships.

Odd Lirhus was national coach for the Norwegian women's biathlon team from 2002-06, and in 2004 coached Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poirée to four world titles as a member of his team. Lirhus later worked as a high school teacher and lived in Åsgårdstrand.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 10 kilometres Sprint Norway NOR 7
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Norway NOR 23
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 4
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Norway NOR 24
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Norway NOR 2 Silver

Men's 10 kilometres Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M S1M S1T S1R S2M S2T S2R
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Biathlon Norway Final Standings 7 34:10.39 2 1 9:39.38 15 1 27:07.72 8

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R M S1M S2M S3M S4M
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Biathlon Norway Final Standings 23 1-15:39.41 8 1-07:39.41 4 1 17:50.81 16 2 35:25.55 18 0 47:55.64 12 5 1-08:30.44 25
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon Norway Final Standings 24 1-20:55.0 1-11:55.0 10 18:29.0 12 36:15.0 39 51:34.7 34 1-13:08.8 29 9 1 5 1 2

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES ET ER
1980 Winter 23 Lake Placid Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 4 24:08.66 2 3 0 0 2 3 1-13:03.91 4
1984 Winter 27 Sarajevo Biathlon Norway NOR Final Standings 2 26:56.2 2 4 0 1 2 3 26:56.2 9