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LORENTSEN Rune
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age57
Place of BirthTromsų, NOR
Height1.84 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Torill, children Kenneth, Krister and Tina Renate
Residence
Sarpsborg, NOR
Languages
English, Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2004 at age 43 at the Halden Curling Club in Norway.
Why this sport?
He was invited to a curling try-out and liked it immediately.
Club / Team
Halden Curling Club: Norway
Name of coach
Peter Dahlman [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Skip
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2005
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Glasgow, SCO
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the wheelchair curling world championships in 2007, 2008 and 2017. (ha-halden.no, 12 Mar 2017; Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)
Other sports
He has represented Norway in Para table tennis, winning gold in the team event at the 1999 European Championships. (sa.no, 16 Dec 2005)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the Paralympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 18 Feb 2018)
Impairment
He sustained a spinal cord injury in a fall at work in 1978. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
4 2006 Team  
6 2010 Team  
8 2014 Team  
2 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
5 2004/2005 Team  
1 2006/2007 Team  
1 2007/2008 Team  
7 2008/2009 Team  
3 2010/2011 Team  
9 2011/2012 Team  
10 2012/2013 Team  
10 2014/2015 Team  
2 2015/2016 Team  
1 2016/2017 Team