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Olav Kjelbotn

Full name: Olav Kornelius Kjelbotn (Kristoffersen-)
Gender: Male
Born: October 5, 1898 in Fosnes, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Died: May 17, 1966 in Namsos, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Namsos IL, Namsos (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Cross Country Skiing


Olav Kjelbotn achieved national fame when he surprisingly won the 1924 national championship at 30 km. His favorite cross-country distance was the 50 km, and in 1926 Kjelbotn had a great season, winning the Holmenkollen 50 km and coming third at the distance at the world championships. He ended his competitive career after the 1929 season, and went to Greenland as a seal hunter, where he stayed for two years. In 1933 he was a member of a Norwegian expedition to the Antarctic. He then settled in Namsos and worked as a carpenter until his retirement.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Norway NOR 4

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 I7T I7R
1928 Winter 29 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Norway Final Standings 4 5-14:22 25:40 =10 51:00 11 1-25:30 10 1-51:20 10 2-20:03 =8 3-57:19 4 4-44:22 4
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