Trine Hattestad

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Trine Hattestad (née Elsa Katrine Solberg) is a former Norwegian javelin thrower. She was born on 18 April 1966 in Lørenskog, Norway.

Hattestad made her international debut at the European Junior Championships in 1981 with a fifth place. The follow year she also competed in the European Championships for seniors. At the beginning of the 1990s, Hattestad could measure with the world top. In 1993, she won her first major international title, the World Championships in Stuttgart as well as the IAAF Golden Four. To that, she added the 1994 European title. At the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, she won the bronze medal. The following year, she regained the World Championships. At the 1999 World Championships, she lost the title again, finishing third, but in 2000 she won the only title missing in her career with a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Sydney.

During her career, Hattestad took the world record three times. In her youth, she was also a promising handball player in her country, playing for a club in the second league of the Norwegian league system.

Trine Solberg-Hattestad is married to Anders Hattestad and has four children.


1932: Babe Didrikson (USA)  • 1936: Tilly Fleischer (GER)  • 1948: Herma Bauma (AUT)  • 1952: Dana Zátopková (TCH)  • 1956: Inese Jaunzeme (URS)  • 1960: Elvīra Ozoliņa (URS)  • 1964: Mihaela Peneş (ROM)  • 1968: Angéla Németh (HUN)  • 1972: Ruth Fuchs (GDR)  • 1976: Ruth Fuchs (GDR)  • 1980: María Colón (CUB)  • 1984: Tessa Sanderson (GBR)  • 1988: Petra Felke (GDR)  • 1992: Silke Renk (GER)  • 1996: Heli Rantanen (FIN)  • 2000: Trine Hattestad (NOR)  • 2004: Osleidys Menéndez (CUB)  • 2008: Barbora Špotáková (CZE)

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