Halvard Hanevold

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Halvard Hanevold biathlon
Halvard Hanevold
Full name Halvard Hanevold
Association NorwayNorway Norway
birthday 3rd December 1969
place of birth Asker , Norway
date of death 3rd September 2019
Place of death Asker , Norway
job Biathlon professional
society Asker Ski Club
Trainer Joar Himle
Admission to the
national team
Debut in the World Cup 1992
World Cup victories 33 (9 individual wins)
End of career March 27, 2010
Medal table
Olympic medals 3 × gold 2 × silver 1 × bronze
World Cup medals 5 × gold 7 × silver 4 × bronze
Olympic rings winter Olympics
gold 1998 Nagano singles
silver 1998 Nagano Season
gold 2002 Salt Lake City Season
silver 2006 Turin sprint
bronze 2006 Turin singles
gold 2010 Vancouver Season
IBU Biathlon world championships
gold 1995 Antholz team
gold 1998 Hochfilzen team
bronze 1999 Kontiolahti Season
silver 2000 Lahti Season
bronze 2001 Pokljuka sprint
bronze 2001 Pokljuka Season
gold 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk singles
silver 2003 Khanty-Mansiysk persecution
silver 2004 Oberhof Season
gold 2005 Hochfilzen Season
silver 2006 Pokljuka Mixed relay
silver 2007 Antholz Season
silver 2008 Östersund sprint
silver 2008 Östersund Season
bronze 2009 Pyeongchang sprint
gold 2009 Pyeongchang Season
World Cup balance
Overall World Cup 4. ( 1997/98 , 2003/04 )
Individual World Cup 1. ( 1997/98 , 2002/03 )
 Podium placements 1. 2. 3.
singles 4th 4th 2
sprint 2 5 7th
persecution 1 5 5
Mass start 2 0 3
Season 23 19th 13
team 1 1 0
last change: February 27, 2010

Halvard Hanevold (born December 3, 1969 in Asker ; † September 3, 2019 ibid) was a Norwegian biathlete and Olympic champion in biathlon.


Halvard Hanevold started for the Asker Skiklubb . After a few teething problems, he benefited from the radical rejuvenation of the Norwegian team in the winter of 1994. Success at the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer was still missing, but the Norwegian team management continued to build on the youth, including Ole Einar Bjørndalen . In 1995 Hanevold celebrated his first world title in the team competition, which has since been abolished (together with Frode Andresen , Dag Bjørndalen and Jon Åge Tyldum ). He continued to improve and from 1996 was always among the top 30 athletes in the overall World Cup , twice he finished fourth in the season.

At the beginning of 1998 he celebrated his first World Cup victory in Antholz , two months later Hanevold surprisingly won Olympic gold in the 20 km singles in Nagano , leaving the Italian Pieralberto Carrara behind on the final lap . A week later, he won the silver medal in the relay. The successful season was completed by the world championship title in the team competition. From 1998 to 2000 Hanevold achieved five more World Cup victories. In 2002 he won Olympic gold again with the relay, but his next individual victory was only achieved at the 2003 Biathlon World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk , where he won gold in the individual over 20 km.

In the following season he won two consecutive races, achieved five podium places and also won silver with the relay at the 2004 Biathlon World Championships . At the Biathlon World Championships in 2005 in Hochfilzen , Austria , he added another season title to his long list of successes (together with Ole Einar Bjørndalen , Stian Eckhoff and Egil Gjelland ). At the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin , he won bronze in the individual over 20 km and silver in the sprint over 10 km. At the 2008 World Championships in Östersund (SWE) he won the silver medal over 10 km. He was runner-up behind the Russian Maxim Tschudow and ahead of his teammate Ole Einar Bjørndalen . Halvard Hanevold won silver with the Norwegian relay. The Norwegian also made it onto the podium at the 2009 World Cup in Pyeongchang , South Korea . With the relay he won his fifth world title, in the sprint race he took bronze behind Bjørndalen and Lars Berger . At the end of his career, Halvard Hanevold again won Olympic gold with the Norwegian relay team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games .

Hanevold was multiple Norwegian champion and also won six national championships with the Oslo & Akershus relay.

The at NTNU studied Dipl.-Ing. Maschinenbau Halvard Hanevold lived with the German biathlete Sabrina Buchholz until 2005 . Most recently he was married to the Canadian Sandra Keith , with whom he had two children. He was an athlete ambassador for the development aid organization Right to Play . In 2011 he appeared in the Norwegian television series Mesternes Mester, which was broadcast on NRK1 . He died in September 2019 at the age of 49.

Biathlon World Cup placements

The table shows all placements (depending on the year, including the Olympic Games and World Championships).

  • 1st - 3rd Place: Number of podium placements
  • Top 10: Number of placements in the top ten (including podium)
  • Points ranks: Number of placements within the point ranks (including podium and top 10)
  • Starts: Number of races run in the respective discipline
  • Relay: including mixed relay
placement singles sprint persecution Mass start team Season total
1st place 4th 2 1 2 23 32
2nd place 4th 5 5 1 19th 34
3rd place 2 7th 5 3 13 30th
Top 10 25th 54 44 19th 1 69 212
Scoring 41 114 78 50 2 70 355
Starts 67 141 87 50 2 70 417

Web links

Commons : Halvard Hanevold  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Biathlon Olympic champion Halvard Hanevold is dead. Spiegel Online , accessed on September 3, 2019 .
  2. OL-vinner Halvard Hanevold (49) er død , budstikka.no, September 3, 2019