Alv Gjestvang

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. 1 2 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.)

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