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RAFDAL Terje
Sport Wheelchair Curling
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age53
Place of BirthHønefoss, NOR
Height1.71 m
Weight 80 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Oslo, NOR
Occupation
Engineer
Languages
English, Norwegian
Higher education
Mechanical Engineering - Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Trondheim, NOR
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2010 at age 45, in Oslo, Norway.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete at the Paralympic Winter Games.
Club / Team
Snaroen Curling Club: Oslo, NOR
Name of coach
Ole Ingvaldsen [national]
Coach from which country?
Norway
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Lead
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Norway
Location
Prague
General Interest
Nicknames
Raffen (Athlete, 24 Nov 2013)
Hobbies
Fast cars [especially Porsches], photography, fishing. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2013)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2011 World Championship. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Athlete, 24 Nov 2013)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2013)
Impairment
He was a ski instructor and keen mountain climber until he had a skiing accident in 1993 while he was living in France, resulting in the need for use of a wheelchair. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
8 2014 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
3 2010/2011 Team  
9 2011/2012 Team  
10 2012/2013 Team