Håkon Fimland, Norwegian hurdler and politician, Died at 72

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Håkon Fimland was born on March 8, 1942, in Naustdal and died on July 24, 2016.

He was a Norwegian hurdler and politician.

He was an active hurdler he took at the 1969 and 1971 European Championships, reaching no further than the semifinal on both occasions.

Fimland became Norwegian champion six times in a row, in the years 1971–1976.

Over the period career, he represented the clubs IL Tambarskjelvar and IL Gular.

Håkon Fimland career best time was 14.26 seconds, achieved in September 1971 in Munich.

He had a hand timing he clocked in 13.9 seconds.

Whilst he was a politician, he represented the Centre Party.

Håkon Fimland was a member of Bergen city council and later Førde municipal council.

Fimland was also a member of the Arts Council Norway for eight years, and was the deputy chairperson of the Norwegian Athletics Association from 1987 to 1991.

Håkon Fimland was awarded the HM The King’s Medal of Merit in 2009.

Håkon Fimland passed away 72 years old.

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