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NILSEN Vilde
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Norway   
GenderWomen
Age17
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
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?
"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
Lars Berger [national], NOR
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
Placing third in standing sprint classic race at the World Cup event in Oberried, Germany, in January 2018. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjorgen, Norwegian Para cross-country skier Birgit Skarstein. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Awards and honours
She received a sports scholarship in 2017 from Troms county council in Norway. (itromso.no, 14 Dec 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the Paralympic Winter Games. (itromso.no, 28 Jan 2016)
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 cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
5 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 29:17.0