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Anne Karen Olsen

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

English, German, Norwegian
Higher education
Engineering - Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Gjøvik, NOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She got her first skis at age two, and began to pursue cross-country skiing seriously in the 2010/11 season.
Why this sport?
She skied with her family from an early age.
Club / Team
Svea Skilag: Norway
Name of coach
Lars Berger [national], NOR

General interest

Hiking, football, watching movies, listening to music, the outdoors. (, Feb 2015;, 14 Feb 2014)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug. (, 14 Feb 2014)
Her 2012/13 season was interrupted after she was diagnosed with mycoplasma [bacterial infection]. (, Feb 2015)
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (, 11 Feb 2016)
She was born with choroid plexus papilloma that damaged nerves in her neck, resulting in her not having full movement in her right arm and shoulder. Her right arm is also different in length to her left arm. (, Feb 2015)


Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 9999
Women's 1 km Sprint Standing Semifinal 2014-03-12 11
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 13
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 9
Women's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 6
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 7