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Hans Anton Alien
Personal information
Date of birth September 21, 1958 (1958-09-21) (age 51)
Place of birth Elverum, Norway
Sport
Country  Norway
Sport Cross-country skiing
Achievements and titles
Olympics 1988 Winter: 1st
Paralympics 1980 Winter: 2 gold, 1 bronze
1984 Winter: 3 gold
1988 Winter: 2 gold, 1 silver

Hans Anton Aalien (born 21 September 1958) is a blind skier from Norway. He won a gold medal in the disabled skiing at the 1988 Winter Olympics event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with a time of 18 minutes, 52.2 seconds. [1][2] He participated in track and field athletics at four consecutive Summer Paralympics, from 1976 to 1988, and also competed in swimming in 1976 and 1984. He won one bronze medal in athletics and a silver and a bronze in swimming. At the Winter Paralympics, he competed in cross-country skiing in 1980, 1984, and 1988, and medaled in every event he participated in. He won a total of seven golds, one silver, and one bronze winter Paralympic medal.[3]

He was born in Elverum, Norway to Anna Solveig and Hallgeir Olav Aalien and raised in Eggedal, Buskerud, Norway. He currently lives in Alta, Norway with his spouse and three children.

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