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Audun Bakke

Para Ice Hockey
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A hat-trick from star forward Audun Bakke helped Norway seal fifth place at the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.

The forward was a major surprise at the 2017 World Championships A-Pool in Gangneung, South Korea, providing a new source of energy on the offensive end. The Norwegians fell to South Korea in the bronze medal game 3-2, but they know they have a potent goal scorer in Bakke.

He scored two goals against Germany during 2017 Worlds, showcasing his talents. Bakke has been described as a disciplined player with great speed and agility, alongside shooting abilities. The team can depend on him in various situations, from power plays and penalty killing; to overtime and four-on-four.

He was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenital, a condition that causes his legs to be weak. He started the sport at 15 years old. He knew the equipment manager on the team who encouraged him to try it out.

Norway won a medal at every World Championships from 1996-2009 but have not made the podium since. Needless to say, the team is hungry for their first hardware in eight years.

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Oslo, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Norwegian
Higher education
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences: Oslo, NOR

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2005 in Oslo, Norway.
Why this sport?
Another member of the team encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
VIF Para Ice Hockey: Norway
Name of coach
Espen Hegde [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2006
Competing for
Norway

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Morten Haglund. (Athlete, 10 Mar 2014)
Other sports
He placed first in the wheelchair race at the 2016 Oslo Marathon in Norway. (oslomaraton.no, 17 Sep 2016)
Impairment
He was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita [AMC]. The condition causes joint contractures. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018, 17 Jun 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2
Mixed Group B 3
Mixed Group B 5
Mixed Semifinal 202
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 102
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 5
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 2
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 201
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2014-03-15 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-13 6
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 3
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-8 2018-03-14 2
Mixed Tournament Classification 5-6 2018-03-16 1