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Oddvar Rønnestad

Full name: Oddvar Mathias Rønnestad
Gender: Male
Born: November 4, 1935 in Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Died: March 21, 2014 in Kongsberg, Buskerud, Norway
Affiliations: Kongsberg IF, Kongsberg (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Biography

Born in the ski-jumping town of Kongsberg, Oddvar Rønnestad took an early interest in alpine skiing and was a promising junior skier. He went to the University of Denver with a scholarship, and was a member of the University team from 1956 to 1959. During his stay in Colorado he made good progress, and was selected for the 1960 Winter Games in Squaw Valley as the only Norwegian Alpine skier. In 1962 he won his only national championships in Alpine skiing, winning the downhill event. After his active career he was instrumental in developing Alpine skiing in his home town of Kongsberg, and worked as manager for the local ski-lift company for several years. Married with three daughters, he lived in Kongsberg until his death in 2014.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Downhill Norway NOR 20T
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Giant Slalom Norway NOR 51T
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Men's Slalom Norway NOR 14

Men's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 20T 2:15.4

Men's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 51T 2:23.3

Men's Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Norway Final Standings 14 2:23.3
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Norway Run 1 26 1:18.8
1960 Winter 24 Squaw Valley Alpine Skiing Norway Run 2 15 1:04.5