Eirik Kvalfoss
Kvalfoss at the 1986 World Championships.
Personal information
Full nameEirik Kvalfoss
Born (1959-12-25) 25 December 1959 (age 61)
Voss, Hordaland, Norway
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Professional information
SportBiathlon
ClubVoss Skiskyttarlag
World Cup debut22 January 1981
Olympic Games
Teams3 (1984, 1988, 1992)
Medals3 (1 gold)
World Championships
Teams10 (1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993)
Medals13 (3 gold)
World Cup
Seasons14 (1980/81–1993/94)
Individual victories12
Individual podiums30
Overall titles1 (1988–89)
Medal record
Men's biathlon
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1984 Sarajevo 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sarajevo 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Sarajevo 20 km individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Minsk 10 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 1989 Feistritz 20 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1982 Minsk 20 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1982 Minsk 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1985 Ruhpolding 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1989 Feistritz 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1990 Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Feistritz 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Lahti 20 km individual
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Lahti 10 km sprint
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Lahti 4 × 7.5 km relay
Norwegian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Steinkjer 20 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1982 Steinkjer 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1984 Vossestrand 20 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1985 Fyresdal 20 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1985 Fyresdal 10 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 1986 Geilo 20 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1986 Geilo 10 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 1986 Geilo 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1987 Tromsø 10 km sprint
Gold medal – first place 1987 Tromsø 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1988 Dombås 20 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1988 Dombås 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1989 Sørskogsbygda 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1990 Voss Team event
Gold medal – first place 1990 Voss 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1991 Steinkjer 4 × 7.5 km relay
Gold medal – first place 1993 Hattfjelldal 20 km individual
Gold medal – first place 1994 Trondheim 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1980 Austmarka 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1982 Steinkjer 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1983 Lygna 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1984 Vossestrand 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1984 Vossestrand 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1985 Fyresdal 4 × 7.5 km relay
Silver medal – second place 1988 Dombås 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1989 Sørskogsbygda 20 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1990 Voss 20 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1990 Voss 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1991 Steinkjer 10 km sprint
Silver medal – second place 1992 Skrautvål 20 km individual
Silver medal – second place 1993 Hattfjelldal 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Bardufoss 4 × 7.5 km relay
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Tromsø 20 km individual
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Skrautvål 4 × 7.5 km relay

Eirik Kvalfoss (born 25 December 1959) is a Norwegian retired biathlete.

Life and career

He won three medals during the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo: gold in the 10 km sprint, silver in relay and bronze in the 20 km individual. In total Kvalfoss won 11 individual Olympic and World Championship medals between 1982–1991, as well as several relay medals. He was awarded Morgenbladets Gullmedalje in 1983.

Kvalfoss did his higher education at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.[2]

Biathlon results

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union.[3]

Olympic Games

3 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Relay
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1984 Sarajevo Bronze Gold Silver
Canada 1988 Calgary 6th 20th 6th
France 1992 Albertville 27th 47th 5th

World Championships

13 medals (3 gold, 5 silver, 5 bronze)

Event Individual Sprint Team Relay
Finland 1981 Lahti 17th 8th N/A 4th
Soviet Union 1982 Minsk Silver Gold N/A Silver
Italy 1983 Antholz-Anterselva 14th Gold N/A Bronze
West Germany 1985 Ruhpolding 26th Silver N/A 4th
Norway 1986 Oslo Holmenkollen 25th 12th N/A 5th
United States 1987 Lake Placid 17th 41st N/A 4th
Austria 1989 Feistritz Gold Silver Bronze
Soviet Union 1990 Minsk 10th Silver 4th
Finland 1991 Lahti Bronze Bronze Bronze
Bulgaria 1993 Borovets 4th 4th 9th
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Team was added as an event in 1989.

Individual victories

14 victories (4 In, 10 Sp)

Season Date Location Discipline Level
1980–81
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
22 January 1981 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
4 April 1981 Sweden Hedenäset 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1981–82
1 victory
(1 Sp)
13 February 1982 Soviet Union Minsk 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
1982–83
2 victories
(2 Sp)
28 January 1983 West Germany Ruhpolding 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
26 February 1983 Italy Antholz-Anterselva 10 km sprint Biathlon World Championships
1983–84
3 victories
(3 Sp)
14 January 1984 Switzerland Pontresina 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
14 February 1984 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sarajevo 10 km sprint Winter Olympic Games
8 March 1984 Norway Oslo Holmenkollen 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1987–88
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
15 March 1988 Finland Keuruu 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
17 March 1988 Finland Jyväskylä 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1988–89
2 victories
(1 In, 1 Sp)
7 February 1989 Austria Feistritz 20 km individual Biathlon World Championships
4 March 1989 Finland Hämeenlinna 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
1989–90
1 victory
(1 In)
15 March 1990 Finland Kontiolahti 20 km individual Biathlon World Cup
1990–91
1 victory
(1 Sp)
16 March 1991 Canada Canmore 10 km sprint Biathlon World Cup
*Results are from UIPMB and IBU races which include the Biathlon World Cup, Biathlon World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games.

References

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Eirik Kvalfoss". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ Bugge, Mette (5 September 2008). "40 år og fortsatt full fart". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 20.
  3. ^ "Eirik Kvalfoss". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.