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Brit Pettersen

Full name: Brit Pettersen (-Tofte)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: November 29, 1961 in Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
Affiliations: Søre Ål IL, Lillehammer (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Britt Pettersen, born and raised in Lillehammer, came to national attention as a teenager. Aged 18, she was a member of the Norwegian bronze winning relay team at the 1980 Winter Olympics. Two years later she won gold with the Norwegian relay team at the 1982 World Championships in Oslo. At Sarajevo in 1984 she crowned her Olympic career with a relay gold and won an individual bronze over 10 km. Pettersen also competing at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, but with less success. She finished second in the overall World Cup in 1982 and 1983, placing third in 1985 and 1986. In total Pettersen won seven national championships.

Brit Pettersen studied economics and marketing, and later worked for an insurance company and for the sport firm Swix. She was a council member of the Norwegian Ski Federation and also a member of IOC’s Athlete Commission. She was responsible for cross-country skiing at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.

Results

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1980 Winter 18 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 21 16:03.58
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 6 17:33.6 8:50.2 4
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 11 15:36.7 9:47.7 =11

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 3 32:12.7 18:28.2 =5 25:54.4 3
1988 Winter 26 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 14 31:20.5 15:49.1 20 23:22.8 13

Women's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 6 1-03:49.0 12:35.6 2 31:11.1 3 44:29.5 7

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1980 Winter 18 Lake Placid Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 3 16:08.65 16:08.65 3
1984 Winter 22 Sarajevo Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 1 16:30.1 50:08.2 1
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