Tom Erik Oxholm

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Tom Erik Oxholm
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Oxholm in 1981
Personal information
Born (1959-02-22) 22 February 1959 (age 64)
Larvik, Norway
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
Sport Speed skating
Medal record
Representing Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Men's speed skating
Olympic Games
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1980 Lake Placid 5,000 m
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1980 Lake Placid 10,000 m

Tom Erik Oxholm (born 22 February 1959) is a former speed skater from Norway. He had his best period in the early 1980s.


At the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, Oxholm won two bronze medals on the 5,000 m and the 10,000 m. In addition, he finished third at both the European Allround Championships and the World Allround Championships that same year.

Oxholm was Norwegian Allround Champion in 1980 and 1986. He skated a few seasons for Oslo Skøiteklubb but otherwise represented Idrettsforeningen Fram in Larvik. After his active career, he enjoyed successes as a coach for Ådne Søndrål and Roger Strøm.


An overview of medals won by Oxholm at important championships he participated in, listing the years in which he won each:

ChampionshipsGold medalSilver medalBronze medal
Winter Olympics 1980 (5,000 m)
1980 (10,000 m)
World Allround 1980
World Cup
European Allround 1980
Norwegian Allround1980
Norwegian Single Distance1988 (1,500 m)

Personal records

To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Oxholm skated his personal records.

500 m39.5817 March 1983 Medeo 36.91
1,000 m1:16.8 9 November 1984 Inzell 1:12.58
1,500 m1:57.1923 January 1983 Davos 1:54.79
3,000 m4:09.2426 February 1981 Inzell 4:04.06
5,000 m7:05.5817 March 1983 Medeo 6:54.66
10,000 m14:36.6023 February 1980 Lake Placid 14:34.33
Big combination 166.14818 March 1983 Medeo 162.973

Oxholm has an Adelskalender score of 164.031 points.

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