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Hakon Olsrud

Nordic Skiing
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
LW8

Further personal information

Residence
Oslo, NOR
Occupation
Teacher
Languages
English, German, Norwegian
Higher education
Mathematics, Physics, Sports Science - University of Oslo [NOR] / Norwegian School of Sport Sciences [NOR]

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began Para cross-country skiing at age three in Loten, Norway.
Why this sport?
"My older brother was skiing and I did whatever he did."
Club / Team
Nordbygda/Loten Ski: Norway
Name of coach
Bjorn Kristiansen [national], NOR

International debut

Year
2011
Competing for
Norway
Location
Vuokatti, FIN

General interest

Nicknames
Hedgekon [given to him by his former coach Morten Eilifsen]. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Hobbies
Playing the guitar, watching television. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 4x2.5km relay at the 2017 World Championships in Finsterau, Germany. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in career
His older brother. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian cross-country skier Kristen Skjeldal, Norwegian orienteer Even Skarholen. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Injuries
In 2013 he broke his neck and his back in a bicycle accident on the Mortirolo Pass in Italy. He returned to light training after two months. (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I train to win medals, but it's also important to enjoy training." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he received the Municipality Sports Award in Loten, Norway. (nlski.idrettenonline.no, 19 Apr 2015)
Impairment
He was born with dysmelia to his right hand. (skiforbundet.no, Feb 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
He works as a math teacher at a secondary school in Lillestrom, Norway. (hoering.udir.no, 18 Oct 2018; skiforbundet.no, 22 May 2017)

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Final 2013-02-25 15
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2013-02-27 6
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 10
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1 km Sprint Standing Qualification 2014-03-12 15
Men's 10 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 18
2015 IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Cable (Cable, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Long Distance - Free Style Standing Race 1 2015-01-25 9
Men's Sprint - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-28 9
Men's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Race 1 2015-01-31 10
Open Relay Final 2015-02-01 4
2017 IPC Nordic skiing World Championships Finsterau, GER (Finsterau, Germany)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-12 8
Open Relay Final 2017-02-15 2
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2017-02-16 7
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2017-02-19 8
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 20km Free Standing Final 2018-03-12 3
Men's 1.5km Sprint Classic Standing Final 2018-03-14 8
Men's 10km Classic Standing Final 2018-03-17 7
4x2.5km Open Relay Final 2018-03-18 2
Prince George 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships (Prince George, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Middle Distance - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-17 6
Men's Sprint - Free Style Standing Final 2019-02-18 4
Open Relay Final 2019-02-23 1
Men's Long Distance - Classic Standing Final 2019-02-24 6