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Norwegian Biathlon Athlete

  • Ole Einar Bjoerndalen is a Biathlon Athlete from Norway.
  • He was born on January 27, 1974.
  • Klumpi, King, Cannibal are his nicknames.
  • He is a Carpenter by profession.
  • Espen Nordby Andersen is his coach.
  • He took up the sport at age 10. He began training for biathlon alongside his older brother Dag.
  • He was awarded the 1998 Aftenposten gold medal, the 2002 Egebergs Award and the 2011 Holmenkollen Medal.
  • He was named 2002 International Sports Press Association [AIPS] Athlete of the Year.
  • A statue of Bjorndalen, sculpted by Kirsten Kokkin, was unveiled in Modum, Norway, in 2008.
  • At the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi he equalled the record for most winter Olympic medals [12] when he won the 10km sprint.
  • In June 2013 he announced his intention to retire after the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. He had initially hoped to continue competing until the 2016 World Championships in Oslo, Norway.
  • He won two gold medals in the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi - Men 10 km Sprint and in Mixed 2x6+2x7.5 km Relay.

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