Karsten Warholm Biography

Karsten Warholm is a Norwegian personality who is famously known for being athletic and who majorly competes in sprints and hurdles. Karsten has earned professional Olympic records. At the 2020 Summer Olympics, he won the gold medal in the 400 meters hurdles with a time of 45.94 seconds, breaking his world record by over three-quarters of a second. On 1 July 2021, he appeared for the first race of the season at Bislett Stadium in Oslo and broke Kevin Young’s 1992 world record with a time of 46.70 s. In 2021, Karsten was voted in the World Athletics Male Athlete of the Year.

Early Life

Karsten Warholm was born on 28 February 1996 in his hometown Romsdal, Norway. His father’s name is Mikal Warholm and his mother’s name is Kristine Golin Haddal. Karsten has hardly revealed any story about his life. There are no details on his education and the story regarding how he was brought up his whole life in his parent’s house.

Karsten Warholm Career

Karsten Warholm had the intention to become an athlete since his childhood days. In March 2013 [the whole season], he made the record of winning eight gold medals in the Norwegian Youth Indoor Championships. In June at the 2013 Bislett Games, Karsten competed in the 200 m with a time of 22.25 s. At the 2013 World Youth Championships in July, Karsten won a gold medal in the boys’ octathlon with 6451 points. In 2014, Warholm competed in the decathlon as well as in specialized events. At the time, his possible future specialization was the long jump, hurdling, and 400 meters.

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His weakest performances in the decathlon were in the throwing events. In June 2014, Warholm set a Norwegian junior record in the 400 m with a time of 46.31 s. In July 2015, Karsten won silver in the 400 m at the 2015 European Junior Championships with a time of 46.50 s, 0.02 s behind Benjamin Lobo Vedel. Karsten also won silver in the decathlon with 7764 points. In July 2016, Karsten participated in the semi-final of the 400 m hurdles at the 2016 European Championships and broke the Norwegian national record with a time of 48.84 s. He then finished sixth in the final, with a time of 49.82 s. In August, he reached the semi-finals in the 400 m hurdles at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Rise to Fame

In July 2017, Karsten won a gold medal in the 400 m hurdles at the 2017 European U23 Championships, making a championship record of 48.37 s. He also won a silver medal in the 400 m with a new time holding a record of 45.75 s. In August, he won gold in the 400 m hurdles at the 2017 World Championships with a time of 48.35 s. After his success at the World Championships, he polished up his Norwegian record in the 400 m hurdles with a time of 48.22 s at the 2017 Weltklasse Zürich. He was also awarded the 2017 IAAF Male Rising Star Award.

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At the 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Warholm won the gold medal in the 400 meters hurdles event with a time of 47.64 s, setting his new record and the new European U23 record. At the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in March, Warholm won the gold medal in the 400 m hurdles with a time record of 45.05 s. In June, at the Oslo Bislett Games, he broke the European men’s 400 m hurdles record with a time of 47.33. At the Müller Anniversary Games in July, Warholm polished up on his 400 m hurdles time, taking it to 47.12 s. At Weltklasse Zurich in August, Warholm set a new European record in the 400 m hurdles, with a time of 46.92, making him the third person to run under 47 seconds for the distance.

Karsten Warholm Biography

Real Name Karsten Warholm
Birth Date 28 February 1996
Age (as of 2022) 26 Years
Birth Place Ulsteinvik, Norway
Profession Athlete
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 187 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 80 kg  –  in Pounds –  176 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown


Father Mikal Warholm
Mother Kristine Golin Haddal

Relationship Status

Marital Status In Relation
Affair Yes
Who is his girlfriend? Oda Djupvik
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Personal Life

Karsten Warholm is a 26-year-old athlete and is known to maintain a long-term relationship with his only girlfriend named Oda Djupvik. It is known that his girlfriend is a cancer survivor. The couple seems to be together for many years holding the essence of their love together. Both the partners were once questioned about their marriage in one of their interviews after Karsten won a gold medal in 2016 but none of them has confirmed the news.

Karsten Warholm Net worth

Karsten Warholm earns from his professional career as an athlete. In the year 2021, Karsten earned the prize money of US$37,500 with the gold medal. His main income has been from contracts, endorsements, and sponsorship from various companies. In 2022, Karsten has an estimated Net worth of US$ 5 million. He got his money from the championship and sponsorship of Puma.

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