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LěCHEN Sissel
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Norway   
GenderWomen
Age49
Place of BirthBryne, NOR
Height1.67 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Husband Ole Marius, daughter Anniken
Residence
Bryne, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Norwegian
Higher education
Psychiatry - Stavanger Nursing School: Norway
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 at age 40 in Naerbo, Norway.
Why this sport?
She initially began just for fun, and progressed from there.
Club / Team
Stavanger Curlingklubb: Norway
Name of coach
Peter Dahlman [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Lead
Handedness
Ambidextrous
Senior International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Chuncheon, KOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Crosswords, sudoku, socialising with friends. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2017 World Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Impairment
At age 29 she underwent spinal cord surgery, which led to her needing to use a wheelchair. (jbl.no, 15 Mar 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 Team  
2 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
9 2011/2012 Team  
10 2012/2013 Team  
10 2014/2015 Team  
2 2015/2016 Team  
1 2016/2017 Team