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NILSEN Vilde
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Norway   
GenderWomen
Age18
Place of BirthTromsų, NOR
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired range of motion, Leg length difference
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
LW4
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tromsų, NOR
Occupation
Student
Languages
Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up cross-country skiing at age three, and began biathlon at age nine. She opted to pursue Para sport at age 13.
Why this sport?
She discovered Para sport for the first time after watching the opening ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. "I've always been a girl with a lot of energy and a great competitive spirit. I think it was sport that helped me through the most difficult time when my illness was at its worst."
Club / Team
Kvaloysletta Skilag [NOR] / Tromso Skiskytterlag [NOR]:
Name of coach
Bjorn Kristiansen [national], NOR
Training Regime
She trains twice a day.
General Interest
Hobbies
Going on forest walks with her dog, fishing, hunting, playing the violin, guitar and piano. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the sprint classic style at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (paralympic.org, 23 Feb 2019)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjorgen. (paralympic.org, 23 Feb 2019)
Other sports
She competed in both biathlon and cross-country skiing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Dec 2018)
Ambitions
To finish on the podium at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 23 Feb 2019)
Impairment
At age eight she contracted linear scleroderma in her left foot, leg, thigh and hip. The condition attacks the skin, muscles and connective tissue and resulted in restricted mobility in the joints, less muscle mass and a leg length difference. (skiforbundet.no, 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
5 2018 6km Sprint - Standing 19:18.0
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:14.2
5 2018 7.5km Classic Style - Standing 23:31.0
8 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 27:01.4
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
3 2018/2019 6km Sprint - Standing 21:07.5
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
5 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 29:17.0
1 2018/2019 5km Freestyle - Standing 23:10.2
1 2018/2019 Sprint Freestyle - Standing  
1 2018/2019 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:48.8
1 2018/2019 15km Classic Style - Standing 50:36.7