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Knut Hjeltnes (athlete)

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Knut Hjeltnes
Hjeltnes between 1981 and 1982
Personal information
Born(1951-12-08)8 December 1951
Ulvik, Norway
Died17 January 2024(2024-01-17) (aged 72)
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight115 kg (254 lb; 18.1 st)
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Discus and shot put
College teamMcDaniel College, Penn State
ClubGular IL
Turned pro1975
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Discus: 69.62 m (1985) NR
Shot put: 20.55 m (1980)

Knut Hjeltnes (8 December 1951 – 17 January 2024) was a Norwegian college coach and track and field athlete. He competed in four Olympic events, coming in 4th and 7th place. He competed in the 1976, 1980, 1984 and the 1988.

Hjeltnes died on 17 January 2024, at the age of 72.[1]


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