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ULSET Nils-Erik
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age35
Place of BirthKristiansund, NOR
Height1.79 m
Weight 71 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Impaired muscle power
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW3
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Ingrid Kvendset Hagen
Residence
Tingvoll, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
German, Norwegian, English
Higher education
Administration Studies - University of Lillehammer: Norway
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He first tried skiing at about age four, and discovered Nordic skiing at age nine in Tingvoll, Norway. He took part in able-bodied races until he was age 18, when he qualified for the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Why this sport?
He was influenced by his older brother.
Club / Team
Tingvoll IL: Straume, NOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2002
Competing for
Norway
General Interest
Nicknames
Nikkis [his cousin could not say his name correctly when he was a child]. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Mountain biking, ski mountaineering, trail running. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 12.5km individual - standing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His brother John Ola Ulset, and coach Morten Eilifsen. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Injuries
In April 2010 he tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his left knee. He returned to training in November 2010. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018; nrk.no, 19 Jan 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I can always do better." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for Norway at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He has represented Norway in both cross-country skiing and biathlon at the Paralympic Winter Games. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Feb 2018)
Famous relatives
His brother John Ola Ulset has represented Norway in able-bodied biathlon at World Cup events. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Feb 2018; Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He was born with a genetic condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease that affects the muscles in his legs. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018; Paralympic Games YouTube channel, 02 Jan 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
7 2002 7.5km Individual - Standing 21:26.8
3 2006 7.5km Sprint - Standing 24:50.0
3 2006 12.5km Individual - Standing 43:55.2
2 2010 3km Pursuit - Standing  
1 2010 12.5km Individual - Standing 41:00.0
6 2014 7.5km Sprint - Standing 21:52.7
2 2014 12.5km Middle - Standing 34:10.1
2 2014 15km Individual - Standing 42:24.1
6 2018 7.5km Sprint - Standing 22:35.9
4 2018 12.5km Middle - Standing 45:18.4
3 2018 15km Individual - Standing 49:33.8
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
1 2002 10km Freestyle LW2-4 28:15.2
1 2002 20km Freestyle - Standing 1:07:34.3
9 2006 10km - Standing 33:53.4
9 2006 5km - Standing 14:51.5
14 2006 20km - Standing 1:14:10.2
2 2010 20km Freestyle - Standing 1:00:11.4
3 2010 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 39:49.9
3 2014 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 27:53.6 
6 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 27:39.5
2 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 23:09.1
World Championships - Para biathlon
Rank Year Event Result
7 2002/2003 12.5km Individual - Standing 50:16.8
3 2002/2003 7.5km Sprint - Standing 28:00.2
8 2004/2005 7.5km Sprint - Standing 29:27.6
4 2004/2005 12.5km Individual - Standing 43:26.9
1 2008/2009 3.6km Pursuit - Standing  
1 2008/2009 12.5km Individual - Standing 43:12.5
8 2010/2011 3km Pursuit - Standing 12:28.6
2 2010/2011 7.5km Sprint - Standing 23:36.5
2 2010/2011 12.5km Individual - Standing 42:51.5
15 2012/2013 7.5km Sprint - Standing 27:35.2
4 2012/2013 12.5km Middle - Standing 42:30.9
1 2012/2013 15km Individual - Standing 41:56.4
3 2014/2015 7.5km Sprint - Standing 18:54.0
2 2014/2015 12.5km Middle - Standing 33:34.0
4 2014/2015 15km Individual - Standing 40:49.9
5 2016/2017 12.5km Middle - Standing 33:18.7
3 2016/2017 15km Individual - Standing 40:26.7
5 2016/2017 7.5km Sprint - Standing 19:33.4
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
7 2002/2003 5km - Standing 15:41.4
2 2004/2005 10km - Standing 29:22.6
3 2004/2005 20km - Standing 58:16.1
4 2004/2005 1 x 3.75 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 41:00.7
2 2008/2009 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 44:07.4
1 2008/2009 10km Freestyle LW2-9 25:58.1
6 2010/2011 10km - Standing 26:12.3
2 2010/2011 1 x 4 + 2 x 5km Relay Open 42:21.9
3 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:10.0
5 2014/2015 20km - Standing 45:57.4
3 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Mixed 30:38.9
2 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:19.7
6 2016/2017 10km - Standing 23:20.2