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ERIKSTAD Bjørnar
Sport Sailing
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthTønsberg, NOR
Height1.50 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
MDC
Further Personal Information
Residence
Tønsberg, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Norwegian, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began in 1990 at age nine in Tonsberg.
Why this sport?
"My family is a sailing family and I lived near to the sea."
Club / Team
Tonsberg Seilforening: Nøtterøy, NOR
Name of coach
Jacob Haug, NOR, from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
1998
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
European Championships
Location
Lidköping, SWE
General Interest
Hobbies
Sailing, technology. (Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the Open World Championships in 2015, Finland. (Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)
Ambitions
"Perform at my best during the Rio Paralympic Games." (Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)
Impairment
TAR syndrome. (Athlete, 05 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2016 Single-Person Keelboat 52
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2017 Single-Person Keelboat 39.0
6 2018 Single-Person Keelboat 48 
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
4 2018 Single-Person Keelboat 41