Kjersti Tysse Plätzer (born Tysse on January 18, 1972) is a Norwegian race walker, who won the silver medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, in the 20 kilometres race. She finished 12th in the same race in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and 4th in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, she again won a silver medal in the 20 kilometres race.[2][3]

Born in Os, Hordaland, she is the older sister of Erik Tysse and is married to former German middle distance runner Stephan Plätzer, who is also her coach. They have two children, Kiara Lea and Sebastian.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Norway
1986 European Championships StuttgartWest Germany 11th 10 km
1987 World Race Walking Cup New York CityUnited States 17th 10 km
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 16th 10 km
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th 10 km
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 9th 20 km
2000 European Race Walking Cup EisenhüttenstadtGermany 3rd 20 km
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 20 km
2001 European Race Walking Cup DudinceSlovakia 20 km DNF
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20 km DSQ
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 20 km DSQ
2003 World Championships Paris, France 20 km DSQ
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 12th 20 km
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 20 km
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th 20 km
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 20 km
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 20 km DSQ
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