Harald Gronningen

Harald Gronningen

Birth
Lensvik, Agdenes kommune, Sør-Trøndelag fylke, Norway
Death 26 Aug 2016 (aged 81)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 168970919 · View Source
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Olympic Gold Medalist. He was a cross country skier who captured two gold medals (15 km and 4X10 km) at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Among his career accolades was winning nine Norwegian championship titles and receiving the King's cup in 1963 and 1967. He also won the 15 km twice (1960 and 1961) at the Holmenkollen ski festival and earned the Holmenkollen medal in 1961. At the world championship level, he earned a silver medal in 1962 and a gold four years later. Besides winning two golds at the 1968 games, his total Olympic record also included winning three silver medals (1960 4X10 km, 1964 15 km, and 1964 30 km).

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 26 Aug 2016
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