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14 Jan 1948 Oslo, Norway
160 cm / 56 kg 5'3'' / 123 pounds
Female

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...

Lisbeth in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal: Silver medal: Bronze medal:1
  • Lake Placid
    Lake Placid 1980
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Lake Placid
    Lake Placid 1980
    • 14
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 20
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres
  • Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1976
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Innsbruck
    Innsbruck 1976
    • 4
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Speed Skating
      3,000 metres
  • Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sapporo
    Sapporo 1972
    • 19
      Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 22
      Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 19
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
  • Grenoble
    Grenoble 1968
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Grenoble
    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

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