Trond Einar Elden

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Trond Einar Elden
CountryFlag of Norway.svg  Norway
Born (1970-02-21) 21 February 1970 (age 51)
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
World Cup career
Seasons1988-2005
Individual wins5
Indiv. starts88
Medal record
Men's nordic combined
Representing Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1992 Albertville 3 × 10 km team
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1989 Lahti 15 km individual
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1989 Lahti 3 × 10 km team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1993 Falun 3 × 10 km team
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1999 Ramsau 4 × 5 km team
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1993 Falun 15 km individual

Trond Einar Elden (born 21 February 1970) is a Norwegian former Nordic combined skier who represented Namdalseid I.L. in Trondheim. He competed at three Winter Olympics. [1]

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At the 1989 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti, he became the youngest world champion ever, fifteen days after his nineteenth birthday. At Falun in 1993, he won a bronze medal in the 15 km individual event. Additionally, Elden won two medals in the 3 × 10 km team event at the Nordic skiing world championships with a gold in 1989 and a silver in 1993. Elden also won the Nordic combined event twice at the Holmenkollen ski festival (1989, 1991).

In 1991, Elden received the Holmenkollen medal (which he shared with Vegard Ulvang, Ernst Vettori, and Jens Weißflog). He would also win silver in the 3 × 10 km team event at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.

Elden was relatively strong in cross-country skiing as well, spending his final years of competition as a ski sprinter. He later coached the American national skiing team. Elden received the Egebergs Ærespris in 2004. He is the brother of the Nordic combined skier Bård Jørgen Elden.

Nordic combined wins in World Cup

No.DatePlaceDiscipline
1.3 March 1989 Oslo, Norway Gundersen K120 / 15,0 km
2.11 March 1989 Falun, Sweden Gundersen K90 / 15,0 km
3.2 March 1991 Lahti, Finland Gundersen K90 / 15,0 km
4.8 March 1991 Falun, Sweden Gundersen K90 / 15,0 km
5.15 March 1991 Oslo, Norway Gundersen K120 / 15,0 km

Cross-country skiing results

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS). [2]

Olympic Games

 Year  Age  15 km  Pursuit  30 km  50 km  Sprint  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
2002 32 15

World Championships

 Year  Age  15 km  Pursuit  30 km  50 km  Sprint  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
2003 3324

World Cup

Season standings

 Season  Age 
OverallDistanceSprint
2001 3127N/A5
2002 3235N/A11
2003 3343N/A18
2004 3449NC17

Individual podiums

  • 2 podiums
No.SeasonDateLocationRaceLevelPlace
1  2000–01  4 February 2001 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Nové Město, Czech Republic1.0 km Sprint FWorld Cup2nd
2  2001–02  29 December 2001 Flag of Austria.svg Salzburg, Austria1.5 km Sprint CWorld Cup2nd

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Trond Einar Elden Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  2. "ELDEN Trond Einar". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
Awards
Preceded by
Hilde Gjermundshaug Pedersen
Egebergs Ærespris
2004
Succeeded by
Stein Johnson