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Vegard Ulvang

Full name: Vegard Ulvang
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: October 10, 1963 in Kirkenes, Sør-Varanger, Finnmark, Norway
Affiliations: Kirkenes IF, Kirkenes (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Husband of Grete Ingeborg Nykkelmo.

Medals: 3 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

After achieving only modest success at the 1988 Winter Games, Vegard Ulvang dominated cross-country skiing at the 1992 Games. At Calgary in 1988, he won a bronze medal in the 30 km. but four years later at Albertville he won three golds (10 km., 30 km., and relay) and a silver (combined pursuit). In 1994, he was no longer a major contender for individual honors but won his sixth Olympic medal with a silver in the relay. He competed injured in 1994, and also shortly after the trauma of his younger brother’s being lost and dying while running in the woods in the autumn of 1993. Ulvang spent the summer of 1991 training by skiing across Greenland, and climbing Denali (Mt. McKinley) in Alaska.

Results

Men's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 1 27:36.0 3:36.9 9 14:45.0 4
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 7 25:08.0 4:35.8 5 14:16.1 6

Men's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 7 42:31.5 13:26.7 12 29:11.9 10

Men's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 3 1-25:11.6 27:22.4 2 56:03.8 3
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 1 1-22:27.8 5:08.5 2 24:18.2 2 40:48.9 2 1-05:56.6 1

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 4 2-06:32.3 36:06.4 4 1-02:36.2 4 1-39:49.3 5
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 9 2-08:21.5 4:02.0 2 26:00.3 5 41:11.3 5 1-08:21.8 6 1-23:58.1 6 1-55:44.4 8
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 10 2-10:40.0 4:41.8 4 27:25.6 6 41:59.3 6 1-10:34.2 6 1-25:38.0 5 2-03:58.0 10

Men's 10/15 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 2 38:55.3 38:55.3 13

Men's 4 × 10 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 6 26:10.3 1-20:06.5 5
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 1 24:35.3 50:00.9 1
1994 Winter 30 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 2 26:04.2 52:07.4 2