Alv Gjestvang

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Alv Gjestvang
Personal information
Nationality Norwegian
Born (1937-09-13)13 September 1937
Østre Toten, Norway
Died 26 November 2016(2016-11-26) (aged 79)
Country Norway
Sport Men’s Speed skating

Alv Gjestvang (13 September 1937 − 26 November 2016) was a Norwegian speed skater and Olympic medalist, born in Østre Toten.[1] He received a bronze medal at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo,[2] and a silver medal at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck.[3]

He represented the speed skating clubs Skreia IL, Oslo IL and Hamar IL through his career.[1] Gjestvang died from cancer 26 November 2016.[4] He was 79.


  1. ^ a b Bryhn, Rolf. "Alv Gjestvang". In Godal, Anne Marit. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "1956 Winter Olympics – Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy – Speed Skating" (Retrieved on March 15, 2008)
  3. ^ "1964 Winter Olympics – Innsbruck, Austria – Speed Skating" (Retrieved on March 15, 2008)
  4. ^ Bergskaug, Elisabeth (2016-11-27). "Skøyteløperen Alv Gjestvang er død" [Speed skater Alv Gjestvang is dead] (in Norwegian). ABC Nyheter. Retrieved 2016-11-27. Gjestvang døde av kreft lørdag. (translated: Gjestvang died from cancer saturday.)