Norwegian sprint canoer who earned three Olympic precious metal medals on the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney online games. He gained a bronze and sterling silver medal on the 1992 Olympics, his initial Olympics event. He gained a complete of 19 medals in International Competition. He wedded Laila Ervig in 1998. He gained gold on the 2000 Olympics where runner Marion Jones also gained gold before needing to come back her medals.