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Full name  Stig Kalstad
Sport  Biathlon

Club  Meldal IL
Name  Stig Kalstad
Born  1 November 1973 (age 42) (1973-11-01) Meldal, Sor-Trondelag, Norway

Stig Kalstad (born 1 November 1973) is a former Norwegian biathlete.

Life and career

Kalstad was born in the municipality of Meldal in the central part of Norway.

Kalstad debuted at the Junior World Championships in 1992 in Canmore. The first event was the team event, which was a partial success, as the Norwegian team composed of Kalstad, Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Dag Ivar Hovde won bronze. Kalstad subsequently came 19th in the 10 km sprint, missing twice and finishing one minute and forty seconds behind the winner, René König. Kalstad was not selected for the 15 km two days later. Kalstad was selected for the final distance, the relay, but that race turned out a disappointment. Kalstad finished 6th having raced alongside Frode Andresen, Ole Einar Bjørndalen and Dag Ivar Hovde, and having taken the first leg. Kalstad received two penalty loops in his standing shoot, putting his team out of medal contention, and sending off Andresen from the first exchange three minutes behind the leaders.

Though a talented junior, Kalstad did not perform well enough the following season to be selected for the 1993 Junior World Championships in Ruhpolding, nor did he develop further in his senior years. Thus, Kalstad was never selected for the World Cup team and never raced in the World Cup.

At home, though, Kalstad was not without success. He won one medal at the Norwegian Biathlon Championships, a bronze in the relay in 1994 in Trondheim. Additionally, Kalstad won a bronze in the relay at the Junior Norwegian Championships in 1992 in his hometown of Meldal.

References

Stig Kalstad Wikipedia


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