The conflict between the Ingebrigtsen family and Narve Gilje Nordås continues: “Unacceptable”

Gjert Ingebrigtsen, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Narve Gilje Nordås

Photo: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB, Geir Olsen / NTB

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At this year’s world athletics championships in Budapest, we have seen a fantastic performance from the Norwegian athletes.

Karsten Warholm crushed his rivals and took his third straight WC gold in the 400m hurdles. Jakob Ingebrigtsen won a silver medal in the 1500 meters and took first place in the 5000 meters. Narve Gilje Nordås made his big break during this year’s WC. He won his first international championship medal with a bronze in the 1500 meters.

There is no doubt that athletes are on top of the world and athletes have ensured medal hauls of all time. In other words, the WC in Budapest has been a huge sporting success for Norway.

But the championship will also be remembered too non-sport noise.

Conflicts around coaching Gjert IngebrigtsenNordås and the Ingebrigtsen brothers have dominated the news and created public disquiet during this year’s WC.

Among other things, Nordås’s jab at Jakob Ingebrigtsen, his older brother Henrik’s tirades, and Gjert’s lack of accreditation have made headlines.

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen after winning gold in the 5000 meters at the 2023 World Championships in Athletics at the National Athletic Center in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

The turmoil of the World Cup made many parties react

– The fact that athletes in the same branch and in the same team do not necessarily get along must be tolerated, he wrote Rogaland Newspaper in a leadership position.

– That conflicts between athletes cause the national athletics team to prioritize one athlete over another – as happened with the toilets in Budapest – is, on the contrary, unacceptable.

Rogalands Avis wrote in an editorial that it was no personal matter if the national track and field team refused to accredit Gjert in WC. In February 2022, the boys broke up with their father.

Next year the European Commission and the Olympics await.

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Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Narve Gilje Nordås in the 5000 meter trials during the 2023 World Championships in Athletics at the National Athletic Center in Budapest, Hungary. Photo: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB

Norwegian Athletic Federation: Wants change

Head of sport at the Norwegian Athletic Federation Erlend Slokvik it was clear that he wanted change.

– We don’t want this to happen again. We shouldn’t focus too much on things like that, he said NRK.

Slokvik said that the association will set some conditions for preparation and implementation in the future. This will apply to everyone involved in the national team.

For now, he can’t say anything about what changes will be made.

– It’s too early to say. We have to sit down with the various parties and see how we can come up with the best plan, he said and continued.

– We must set the requirements according to what we want. I don’t want to go into more detail now, but we have to face the next championships with a different calm.

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