Overview: WOC Teams 2009
AUS AUT BLR BEL BRA BUL CAN CHN CRO CZE PRK DEN EST FIN
FRA GER GBR HKG HUN IRL ISR ITA JPN LAT LTU NZL NOR POL
POR ROM RUS SRB SVK SLO RSA ESP SWE SUI TUR UKR USA

  Team Norway WOC 2009 - 12 runners  

Team Overview - Disciplines*

 NameSprintMiddleLongRelay
1.Marianne Andersen  medal
Qual: 1st place
medal
Qual: 1st place
medal
2.Elise Egseth 8th place
Qual: 1st place
  17th place
Qual: 8th place
 
3.Anne Margrethe Hausken 7th place
Qual: 5th place
  6th place
Qual: 3rd place
medal
4.Holger Hott  7th place
Qual: 6th place
 25th place
5.Carl Waaler KaasQual: DSQ  Qual: 17th place  
6.Olav Lundanes 4th place
Qual: 1st place
  7th place
Qual: 7th place
 
7.Betty Ann Bjerkreim Nilsen  24th place
Qual: 9th place
  medal
8.Anders Nordberg  13rd place
Qual: 7th place
8th place
Qual: 5th place
25th place
9.Øystein Kvaal Østerbø 8th place
Qual: 4th place
   
10.Siri Ulvestad    
11.Audun Weltzien  19th place
Qual: 5th place
 25th place
12.Ingunn Weltzien 23rd place
Qual: 12nd place
20th place
Qual: 7th place
  

Note! The first 15 go to the final in the qualification races.


Detailed Team information

Marianne Andersen
ClubKonnerud
Born date26.03.1980
Born placeDrammen
Info/BiographyIn 2006 she was pushing Simone for the victory in both middle and long, and two more medals came in Ukraina (bronze). Puts in the largest amount of hours training of all orienteering women, more than 900 hours a year! This is also more than almost all the men...Is very much a training product as well, she did not make the JWOC team as a junior. Still long distance is probably her best, but having worked with her running style she got her reward with a silver in the EOC-sprint 2006. Working part time after finishing her studies in Trondheim. Some injury-problems during 2006. Often trains before 7 in the morning and has learned herself finnish... An achilles-injury restricted her running in 2008, and she missed EOC due to this injury. Came back in time for WOC 2008 for another silver medal, this time on the long distance. In 2009 she has been fighting in the top, being three times runner-up in WC-races. After four WOC-silver, is the gold approaching in Hungary? Running middle, long and will be anchoring the relay team. www.marianne-andersen.com
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Elise Egseth
ClubWing OK (NOR)
Born date12.05.1985
Info/BiographyA JWOC-relay champion from 2005. Is focusing mostly on sprint and made her WOC-debut in 2008 with a strong 10th place.
Anne Margrethe Hausken
ClubHalden SK (NOR)
Born date23.01.1976
Born placeKarmøy (NOR)
Info/BiographyAfter her first international season in 1998 she overstrained her body and was completely without training for two years. Came back very carefully in 2001, focusing on the short races and coming back to international racing better than ever in 2002 with a bronze medal in the EOC-sprint. On junior level she was a junior world champion in ski-orienteering and a strong track and field runner. Using skis/rollerskis and waterrunning a lot in her training still. Educated Chand.Pharm and works part time as a researcher. Leader of the athlethes comiteé in the Norwegian Olympic comiteé and a Right to play-ambassador. Had her best season so far in 2008, dominating the World Cup and winning by a clear margin. Also taking her first WOC-gold on the sprint in Olomouc. She managed 2008-season without injuries, but has had troublesome knee in 2009-season. First during the winter, and then hit her knee again in June, requiring several stitches and a month without running. Looking strong again in Slovakia 4-days two weeks ahead of WOC. Will run sprint, long and relay in Hungary. Living together with national team member Anders Nordberg. www.amhausken.com
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Holger Hott
ClubKristiansand OK (NOR)
Born date08.04.1974
Born placeTromøya (NOR)
Info/BiographyOne of the top runners for almost ten years, and finally got his individual gold in WOC-middle 2006 in a very emotional moment. His first gold came in the relay in Japan 2005, and he has bronze medals as well. Now an important factor in the relayteam of Kristiansand, but in the late 90\'s he spent several years in Stockholm (Lidingö), and he also won Tiomila with Bækkelaget in 2001 and with Kristiansand 2008. Has been plagued with an injury the last years, 2006 it was a toe and in 2007 some calf trouble has restricted his running. Works part-time as an engineer. Married to canadian national team member Sandy Hott Johansen (Smith) Theyr have one son, Aksel, born June 2007 and expecting another child in october 2009.. After the birth of their child they both scrapped the name Johansen and Holger is now only known as Holger Hott. Troubled with injuries and illness during 2008, missed EOC in May and was left ou of the Norwegian WOC-team. Back in 09 when he qualified for the Norwegian WOC-team after a great long distance in the qualification. Running middle and first leg in the relay at WOC 2009. Determined to race until WOC in Trondheim 2010. www.h-o-t-t.com
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Carl Waaler Kaas
ClubNTNUI (NOR)
Born placeOslo (NOR)
Info/BiographyWas on his way for a regular place in the national team in 2006, which included a bronze medal in the EOC-relay. But for the rest of 2006 and for 2007 his body did not responded well to his training and his progress stopped. Back for his WOC-debut in 2008, getting a strong 11th place after replacing Olav Lundanes on short notice. Looking to have taken a big step in 2009, and got his forst WC-victory on home soil in Oslo in June. Physically strong runner, but surprisingly losing out in the qualification for the long distance at WOC 2009.
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Olav Lundanes
ClubHalden SK (NOR)
Born date11.11.1987
Info/BiographyJunior-star who took two gold and two silver at JWOC 2007, he also won the long distance and the relay in 2005, not yet 18 years old. Ran sprint at WOC 2007, but has been aiming for long distance at WOC 2008. Was selected to race long, but have been struggling with his shape and with illness the spring 2008 and a week ahead of WOC he decided to withdraw from the team. Changed to Halden SK ahead of 2009-season. www.olavlundanes.com
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Betty Ann Bjerkreim Nilsen
Info/BiographyCurrently nothing available.
Anders Nordberg
ClubHalden SK (NOR)
Born date17.02.1978
Born placeSkien, Telemark (NOR)
Info/BiographyA late starter in orienteering at the age of 14. The year after he took a silver medal in the Norwegian youth champs (Hovedløpet). Has competed in Cross country skiing, track and field and football (soccer). No other orienteers in his family. Started his career in Skien OK. Represented Kristiansand OK from 2000-2005. Moved to Oslo and Bækkelaget ahead of 2006-season, after 2007-season he changed to Halden SK. Famous for changing over first after the long night in Tiomila three consecutive years (05, 06, 07). Finished his studies in economy 2005. Since then a professional orienteer with some smaller part time work. Had three altitude-camps ahead of WOC 2006- two in winter in South-Africa and one in summer in Italy, but in 2007 he prepared on home ground. Won O-ringen overall in July 2007 after finishing 2nd on the long distance World Cup there. Was out of shape in EOC 2008, but came back with a World Cup victory in Norway in late June 2008. Will run Middle, Long and Relay at WOC 2008. A soccerfan with special passion for Odd Grenland (NOR) and Liverpool (ENG). www.andersnordberg.com
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Øystein Kvaal Østerbø
ClubWing OK (NOR)
Born date07.07.1981
Info/BiographyThe best Norwegian sprinter for the last five years. Competing internationally also in Ski-orienteering. Made a strong start to the WOC sprint 2008, but lost his SI-card and had to search for it almost one minute. Still missing a WOC-medal. Running also relay at WOC 2008.
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Siri Ulvestad
ClubHeming/Njrd OL
Info/BiographyJWOC-champion from 2007 who was selected for the Norwegian WOC-team 2009. Had to withdraw from the team two days ahead because of a foot-injury.
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Audun Weltzien
ClubIL Tyrving
Born date03.09.1983
Info/BiographyMultitalent from a strong sportsfamily. His father Eystein won bronze both individual and relay in WOC 1974 in Silkeborg, and won the relay in 1978. His mother Wenche Hultgreen was also on the national team. Audun combines orienteering with cross-country skiing, orienteering having the highest priority. He placed in the top 40 (from almost 200) in Nor.champs skiing 2006. A true lover of a real long distance, and won his first WC-race on the long mass-start in O-ringen 2007. Will run middle and long during WOC 2008. His sister Ingunn is in the team as well. Studies in Trondheim.
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Ingunn Weltzien
ClubIL Tyrving (NOR)
Born date19.05.1986
Born placeBærum (Oslo-Westside)
Info/BiographyMultitalent from a strong sportsfamily. Her father Eystein won bronze both individual and relay in WOC 1974 in Silkeborg, and won the relay in 1978. Her mother Wenche Hultgreen was also on the national team. Ingunn combines orienteering with cross-country skiing, winning the relay in the CC Junior World Championship 2006 (1.leg- in Slovenia). As a junior she won the first ever JWOC sprint in Lithuania. Fifth place in the EOC sprint 2006. Ran 3000m in 10.05 in 2005. Running only sprint of the individual races at WOC 2008.