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Marit Wold-Mikkelsplass

Full name: Marit Elisabeth Wold-Mikkelsplass
Gender: Female
Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: February 22, 1965 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Kjelsås IL, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Related Olympians: Wife of Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass; Sister-in-law of Hildegunn Fossen.

Medals: 3 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Marit Wold was born in Oslo, and won her first of 13 national championships in the relay with her club Kjelsås IL in 1985. Her last came in 1999, and later that year she gave birth to her first daughter. Wold had her international breakthrough in 1988, when she was Norwegian champion at 20 km, earning a place on the Calgary team, where she won an Olympic relay silver medal. Ten years later, in Nagano, Wold won another relay silver medal, while at Lillehammer in 1994, she won her only individual Olympic medal, placing second in the 30 km classical. At the 1997 World Championships in Trondheim she won a bronze medal at the same event. In addition, she won two World Championships relay silver medals, in 1995 and 1997.

In 1994 Wold married Norwegian skier Pål Gunnar Mikkelsplass, and from the 1994-95 season competed under her married name. She won six individual Norwegian Championships from 1988-97 and won the women’s class at the 1996 Birkebeiner. She finished her nursery studies in 1998, and then gave birth to two daughters in 1999 and 2002. Her family settled in Nes in Buskerud county, where Marit Mikkelsplass worked as the head of nursing care in the municipality.

Results

Women's 5 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 6 17:53.5 6:12.9 3

Women's 10 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 15 31:31.6 15:43.6 16 23:32.7 18

Women's 15 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 14T 43:25.1 5:17.8 16 24:14.1 15
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 5 48:12.5 5:45.1 =2 27:37.9 5

Women's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 24 1-00:55.0 17:16.6 31 30:07.9 30 48:22.0 26

Women's 30 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R
1994 Winter 28 Lillehammer Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 2 1-25:57.8 5:20.6 3 25:26.4 2 35:11.9 3 42:28.5 5 1-08:50.4 2
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 9 1-25:36.9 5:29.6 14 31:54.0 10 1-04:46.2 9

Women's 5/10 kilometres Pursuit

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T SB RT RR
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 14 30:15.3 +0:16 29:59.3 =25

Women's 4 × 5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1988 Winter 22 Calgary Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 2 15:32.2 31:10.0 4
1998 Winter 32 Nagano Cross Country Skiing Norway NOR Final Standings 2 13:51.7 28:06.0 1