Alv Gjestvang

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Alv Gjestvang
Medal record
Representing  Norway
Men’s Speed skating
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1964 Innsbruck 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo 500 m

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

He represented the speed skating clubs Skreia IL, Oslo IL and Hamar IL through his career. Gjestvang died from cancer 26 November 2016.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956 Winter Olympics – Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy – Speed Skating" (Retrieved on March 15, 2008)
  2. ^ "1964 Winter Olympics – Innsbruck, Austria – Speed Skating" (Retrieved on March 15, 2008)
  3. ^ 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.)