Tor Svendsberget

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Tor Svendsberget
Personal information
Full nameTor Svendsberget
Born (1947-11-03) 3 November 1947 (age 72)
Aust-Torpa, Torpa, Oppland, Norway
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Professional information
Sport Biathlon
ClubEngerdal SK
Olympic Games
Teams2 (1972, 1976)
Medals0
World Championships
Teams9 (1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978)
Medals8 (0 gold)
World Cup
Seasons2 (1977/78–1978/79)
All victories0
All podiums0

Tor Svendsberget (born 3 November 1947) is a former Norwegian biathlete.

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Life and career

He received a silver medal in 20 km at the 1970 Biathlon World Championships in Östersund, and bronze medals in Lake Placid 1973 and in Minsk 1974. [1]

He has received four silver medals and one bronze medal in 4 × 7.5 km relay in the Biathlon World Championships with the Norwegian team. [2] Svendsberget became junior world champion in 1967 and 1968.

Ahead of the 1979–80 season, Svendsberget was not reselected for the Norwegian national biathlon team. [3] As a consequence, Svendsberget retired from the sport. [4]

Biathlon results

All results are sourced from the International Biathlon Union. [5]

Olympic Games

EventIndividualRelay
Flag of Japan.svg 1972 Sapporo 8th4th
Flag of Austria.svg 1976 Innsbruck 9th5th

World Championships

8 medals (5 silver, 3 bronze)

EventIndividualSprintRelay
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg 1969 Zakopane 23rdN/A
Flag of Sweden.svg 1970 Östersund SilverN/ASilver
Flag of Finland.svg 1971 Hämeenlinna N/ASilver
Flag of the United States.svg 1973 Lake Placid BronzeN/ASilver
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg 1974 Minsk Bronze29thBronze
Flag of Italy.svg 1975 Antholz-Anterselva 4th14th5th
Flag of Italy.svg 1976 Antholz-Anterselva N/A9thN/A
Flag of Norway.svg 1977 Lillehammer 8th9th4th
Flag of Austria.svg 1978 Hochfilzen Silver
*During Olympic seasons competitions are only held for those events not included in the Olympic program.
**Sprint was added as an event in 1974.

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References

  1. "Biathlon World Championships Men: 20 km" sports123.com (Retrieved on April 25, 2008)
  2. "Biathlon World Championships Men: 4 x 7.5 km Relay" sports123.com (Retrieved on April 25, 2008)
  3. Thoresen, Thore-Erik (4 May 1979). "Tor Svendsberget ute av skiskytter-eliten" [Tor Svendsberget out of the biathlon elite]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 August 2015.(in Norwegian)(subscription required)
  4. Stenberg, Nils Petter (6 December 1979). "- Jobber gjerne med eliten, sier Tor S." [- Works gladly with the elite, says Tor S.]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 1 August 2015.(in Norwegian)(subscription required)
  5. "Search results". IBU Datacenter. International Biathlon Union. Retrieved 1 August 2015.