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OLSRUD Hakon
Sport Para biathlon, Para cross-country
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age33
Place of BirthHamar, NOR
Height1.87 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8
Further Personal Information
Residence
Oslo, NOR
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
English, German, Norwegian
Higher education
Mathematics, Physics, Sports Science - University of Oslo [NOR] / Norwegian School of Sport Sciences [NOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para cross-country skiing at age three in Loten, Norway.
Why this sport?
"My older brother was skiing and I did whatever he did."
Club / Team
Nordbygda/Loten Ski: Norway
Name of coach
Lars Berger [national], NOR; Kjell Arne Bangen Johnsen [national], NOR
Senior International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Norway
Location
Vuokatti, FIN
General Interest
Nicknames
Hedgekon [given to him by his former coach Morten Eilifsen]. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, watching television. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 4x2.5km relay at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His older brother. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Kristen Skjeldal, Norwegian orienteer Even Skarholen. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Injuries
In 2013 he broke his neck and his back in a bicycle accident on the Mortirolo Pass in Italy. He returned to light training after two months. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I train to win medals, but it's also important to enjoy training." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Municipality Sports Award in Loten, Norway. (nlski.idrettenonline.no, 19 Apr 2015)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (skiforbundet.no, 22 May 2017)
Impairment
He was born with dysmelia to his right hand. (skiforbundet.no, Feb 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a teacher at an upper secondary school in Norway. (skiforbundet.no, 22 May 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall) - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
15 2014 1km Sprint Freestyle - Standing 4:07.25
18 2014 10km Freestyle - Standing 27:11.6
3 2018 20km Freestyle - Standing 49:08.5
Semifinal 2018 Sprint Classic Style - Standing 5:05.4
7 2018 10km Classic Style - Standing 27:40.9
2 2018 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 23:09.1
World Championships - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
21 2010/2011 1km Sprint - Standing  
15 2012/2013 1km Sprint - Standing  
6 2012/2013 20km - Standing 57:53.0
3 2012/2013 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 26:10.0
10 2012/2013 10km - Standing 30:38.2
9 2014/2015 20km - Standing 48:43.0
9 2014/2015 1km Sprint - Standing  
4 2014/2015 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 29:27.2
10 2014/2015 10km - Standing 28:09.4
8 2016/2017 1km Sprint - Standing  
2 2016/2017 4 x 2.5km Relay Open 24:19.7
7 2016/2017 20km - Standing 1:01:04.0
8 2016/2017 10km - Standing 24:37.1