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Hanne Haugland

Hanne Haugland
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Born December 14, 1967

Hanne Haugland (born December 14, 1967 in Haugesund) is a former Norwegian high jumper. She represented the clubs Haugesund IL, IL i BUL, SK Vidar and IF Minerva during her senior career.

In her early international career she finished eleventh at the 1987 European Indoor Championships and the 1989 World Indoor Championships and thirteenth at the 1988 European Indoor Championships. Her first international medal came at the 1989 European Indoor Championships where she won a silver with a jump of 1.96 metres.

She then finished fourth at the 1990 European Indoor Championships, eighth at the 1990 European Championships, twelfth at the 1991 World Indoor Championships and the 1992 European Indoor Championships, ninth at the 1993 World Championships, sixth at the 1994 European Indoor Championships, fifth at the 1994 European Championships ninth at the 1995 World Indoor Championships, sixth at the 1995 World Championships and eighth at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

In 1997 she won the bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships with 2.00 metres and the gold medal at the World Championships with 1.99 metres.[1] Her personal best jump of 2.01 metres was achieved in August 1997 at the Weltklasse Zürich meet. This is the current Norwegian record. Furthermore, she cleared 1.95 metres or more 21 times.[2]

She became Norwegian high jump champion in the years 1986-1987, 1989–1990, 1992–1997 and 1999-2000.[3] In addition she took the national title in long jump in 1989, 1990 and 1995[4] and triple jump in 1994.[5]

Haugland went on to coach several Norwegian high jumpers, including Anne Gerd Eieland.[6] She is married to fellow former high jumper Håkon Särnblom. Her grandfather Eugen Haugland and father Terje Haugland competed in international athletics as well.[7]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Norway
1987 European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 11th 1.88 m
World Championships Rome, Italy 19th (q) 1.85 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 13th 1.80 m
1989 European Indoor Championships The Hague, Netherlands 2nd 1.96 m
World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 11th 1.88 m
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, Scotland 4th 1.91 m
European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 8th 1.89 m
1991 World Indoor Championships Seville, Spain 12th 1.88 m
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 12th 1.88 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 9th 1.88 m (1.93 m)
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 6th 1.93 m
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 1.93 m
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 9th 1.93 m
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 1.96 m
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 8th 1.96 m
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 2.00 m
World Championships Athens, Greece 1st 1.99 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 15th (q) 1.92 m

Notes: Results with a Q, indicate overall position in qualifying round.


  • Hanne Haugland profile at IAAF
  1. ^ Norwegian international athletes - H (Norwegian)
  2. ^ Norwegian all-time list high jump (Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norwegian championships in high jump (Norwegian)
  4. ^ Norwegian championships in long jump (Norwegian)
  5. ^ Norwegian championships in triple jump (Norwegian)
  6. ^ Thoresen, Thore-Erik (8 August 2006). "Nå er det vår tur!". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
  7. ^ "Hanne Haugland Olympic profile". NRK (in Norwegian). 8 September 2000. Retrieved 2007-01-04. 
Preceded by
Vebjørn Rodal
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
with Nils Arne Eggen

Succeeded by
Bjørn Dæhlie
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