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Magne Myrmo

Full name: Magne Gunnbjørn Myrmo
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: July 30, 1943 in Rennebu, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Lyn, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Magne Myrmo was a cross-country skiier who competed for Norway in the 1970s, appearing at the 1972 and 1976 Winter Olympics, winning silver in the 50 km at the 1976 Innsbruck Olympics. He was World Champion in 1974 at Falun, winning the 15 km, and adding a bronze medal that year in the relay. His 15 km World title was historic as Myrmo won the event with wooden skis, just ahead of East German Gerhard Grimmer on fiberglass skis. The victory was the last world cross-country ski title won on wooden skis. For his victories in 1974 Myrmo was named Norwegian Athlete of the Year, and was also awarded the Olav Statuette, Trondheim’s highest sporting honor.

Myrmo had great success at Holmenkollen, winning the 15 km twice (1970, 1972) and the 50 km in 1974. In 1972 he was given the Holmenkollen Medal, shared with Rauno Miettinen. At Norwegian Championships, he won two titles, in the 1972 50 km in 1971 and the 1972 15 km. In addition, he finished second five times and third eight times at the nationals. After his active career, he was coach of the Norwegian women's national cross country team from 1978 to 1980.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Norway NOR 19
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Norway NOR 21
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Norway NOR 2 Silver
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 15 kilometres Norway NOR 55
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Men's 30 kilometres Norway NOR 23

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 19 47:02.55 15:02.41 4 31:48.10 12
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 55 49:26.89 23:55.66 52 36:43.30 55

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 21 1-42:23.40 31:13.93 16 1-08:31.98 19
1976 Winter 32 Innsbruck Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 23 1-35:33.34 33:27.64 37 1-05:54.98 28

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 2 2-43:29.45 48:35.78 6 1-19:58.81 6 2-11:01.27 4