Referee in the final of Norgesmesterskapet 1929 and 1935 and a second stage match of the 1936 Olympic Tournament won by Peru against Austria 4-2. Kristiansen used to work in bananas for a Norwegian fruit company.
The Peruvians, 2 goals behind, equalized and the match went into extra-time. Peru scored their 4th goal in the last minute. After the match the Austrians protested, according to them the Peruvians had manhandled them and spectators, one even had a revolver, had entered the field. FIFA ordered the game replayed behind closed doors, but the whole of the Peruvian Olympic team withdrew in protest; the game was awarded to Austria.
At home in Lima crowds tore down an Olympic flag and, blaming the Germans, went to the German Consulate to throw stones. At Lima's seaport, workmen on the docks refused to load two German vessels.
Statistics for THORALF KRISTIANSEN
Based on 2 international matches