Who is Karsten Warholm dating? Olympic champ and Oda Djuvpik have stood test of time
Karsten Warholm shattered his own world record at the Tokyo Olympics and his girlfriend Oda Djuvpik also won a personal battle over cancer recently
Karsten Warholm of Norway won the men's 400m hurdles at the Tokyo Olympics, breaking his own world record. The new champion just broke the 29-year-old record last month, but in Tokyo on Tuesday, August 3, he recorded 45.94 seconds, breaking his own old mark by .76.
The 400m hurdles more than lived up to the hype of being one of the stand-out events of the 10-day track and field program at the Olympic Stadium, as Rai Benjamin of the United States came in second in 46.17, breaking Warholm's previous world record of 46.7 established just a month ago in Oslo.
Japan went ahead with this year's Olympics, even as games-related Covid-19 cases continue to rise, leading to several athletes pulling out of the event. With Tokyo facing a triple health threat, the Summer Games were very close to being canceled last minute. But that was not on the cards and Warholm took home the coveted gold for Norway. Outside of his terrific track performance, here's what you need to know about his love life.
Who is Karsten Warholm dating?
Warholm has been a colorful and confident athlete, even before he broke a 29-year-old world record, which is older than he is. He celebrated it by donning a Viking hat and accompanied it by his signature chest-beating roar. The athlete, 25, broke Kevin Young's 1992 time of 46.78, which had held the men's track record for the longest period of time in Olympics history.
Not much information is available about Warholm's dating life as he prefers to keep it private. According to The Independent, his girlfriend is Oda Djuvpik, a business school graduate who was diagnosed with lymph node cancer at the age of 1. However, she has already finished treatment, the news outlet reported and is doing fine now. The couple has been together for a long time.
She is a graduate of Norway's top biz school
Djupvik is a graduate of Norway's most prestigious business school, the BI Norwegian Business School. She has a Master of Science in Finance. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is based in Oslo and is working as an equity research intern at Pareto Securities. She has prior experience in working part-time as a clearing operator at SIX x-clear, where she worked for over 2 years and at her alma mater Handelshøyskolen BI as a coordinator and learning assistant.
Djupvik shares many sweet pictures of herself with Warholm on her Instagram account. "World record at home and the folk festival of all times 😍 Magical evening! Indescribably proud of my boyfriend 🥰," she said in one collage which she posted after Warholm's record-breaking July run.
She also has several photos with friends trekking and mountain climbing in various seasons. She's also a lover of the ocean and has pictures of herself surfing in Surfers Paradise, Queensland, or sunbathing with her beloved in Faro, Portugal. She seems to love traveling with friends and family and her Instagram profile is witness to her journeys.
She won the battle against cancer
But it's not always been so hunky-dory for Djupvik. The couple had shared what they went through four years ago in the documentary 'Karsten og Leif' made by the Norwegian broadcaster NRK in 2020, according to Teller Report.
Djupvik, then 18 years old, was diagnosed with lymph node cancer. She had never experienced any symptoms previously and had just gone to inspect a lump on her neck that had been bothering her for years. Warholm was at the time preparing for the 2017 London World Championships and was living on the other side of the country when he received the shocking news. He immediately went home to Ulsteinvik.
“It was tough, but luckily my body handled it very well, so I could live quite normally,” Djupvik was quoted as saying by NRK.no. According to Djupvik, who was interviewed for the program, the therapies were so successful that she was able to see her boyfriend compete in the London World Cup in August 2017, with a great prognosis. "I went to my last cancer treatment the day before I traveled to London. We had both won our struggle," she said.