Norwegian cross-country skier who earned eight Olympic precious metal medals, building him one of the most effective winter Olympian ever. He gained his first silver medal on the 1991 Globe Championships at Val di Fiemme. He turn into a effective businessman in property and style after retiring from winter sports. His dad Erling was his motivation developing up. He initial took precious metal in the 1992 Wintertime Olympics when skater Kristi Yamaguchi also gained gold.