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SYVERSEN Ole Fredrik
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age46
Place of BirthFredrikstad, NOR
Height1.88 m
Weight 110 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
* unknown *
Family
Children Maiken, Fride and Mariell
Residence
Fredrikstad, NOR
Languages
English, Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 at age 39 at Halden Curling Club in Norway.
Why this sport?
He was invited to try the sport by Norwegian wheelchair curler Rune Lorentsen.
Club / Team
Halden Curling Club: Norway
Name of coach
Peter Dahlman [national], NOR
Training Regime
He trains four times a week in Halden, Norway.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Second
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Sochi, RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Motorcycles, bowls. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 World Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea, and silver at the 2016 World Championships in Lucerne, Switzerland. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His brother. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
Before competition he listens to music and puts his clothes in the correct order. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Always smile and you get a smile back." (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Impairment
His impairment is the result of injuries sustained after he fell off a ladder while working as a welder. (f-b.no, 17 Sep 2011)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
10 2012/2013 Team  
10 2014/2015 Team  
2 2015/2016 Team  
1 2016/2017 Team