Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Lake Placid 1980
Games Results Sport Event
Lake Placid 1980
#14 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#20 Speed Skating 3,000 metres
Innsbruck 1976
Games Results Sport Event
Innsbruck 1976
#4 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#3
Speed Skating 3,000 metres
Sapporo 1972
Games Results Sport Event
Sapporo 1972
#19 Speed Skating 500 metres
#22 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#19 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
Grenoble 1968
Games Results Sport Event
Grenoble 1968
#11 Speed Skating 500 metres
#=13 Speed Skating 1,000 metres
#17 Speed Skating 1,500 metres
#16 Speed Skating 3,000 metres

Lisbeth KORSMO

Norway
Speed skating
Height
160 cm / 5'3''
Weight
56 kg / 123 pounds
Birth date
14 Jan 1948 Oslo, Norway
Gender
Female

Number of medals

1 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

4 Olympic Games

Lisbeth KORSMO biography

Lisbeth Korsmo-Berg was the first Norwegian woman to win an Olympic medal in speed skating. She did so in the 3,000 m at the 1976 Innsbruck Games, an incredibly close competition in which 0.05 seconds separated gold medallist Tatyana Averina and Korsmo-Berg. It was the only international medal she won, although she had listed several top performances, notably in 1971, when she placed fifth at the World and European Championships, and sixth at the World Sprints. In Norwegian Championships, she was much more successful, earning seven all-around titles (1971-72, 1974-78), as well as being a six-time runner-up. She also claimed six national titles in the sprint (1971, 1974-78). Besides speed skating, Korsmo-Berg also did well in cycling, winning the Norwegian Road Racing Championships in 1981. By that time, she had already received the Egebergs Ærespris for her achievements in two different sports. She is married to fellow speed skater Terje Korsmo, who came in second in the 1972 Norwegian "B" Championships. With two children they lived in the municipality of Rælingen outside Oslo, where she worked as a teacher. Lisbeth Korsmo died from cancer in 2017, at age 69.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.0 (1977); 1000 – 1:28.28 (1976); 1500 – 2:14.33 (1977); 3000 – 4:43.97 (1976).

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