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Marie Karlsen

Nordic Skiing


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy

Further personal information

Bøverbru, NOR
Athlete, Teacher's Aide
English, Norwegian

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
Her older sister began skiing so she followed her. Eventually she became "addicted to the cheers of the crowd".
Club / Team
Vind IL: Norway
Name of coach
Torbjorn Broks Pettersen [national], NOR

General interest

Spending time with friends, photography, scrapbooking, walks in the woods, listening to music. (, 01 May 2012,, 14 Feb 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2013 World Championships in Solleftea, Sweden. (, 14 Feb 2014)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen and Norwegian cross-country skiers Therese Johaug and Marit Bjorgen. (, 14 Feb 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you want to reach your goal, you really have to work hard for it." (, 01 May 2012)
She has cerebral palsy. "It is only when I get tired that you see it. When I get tired my body begins shaking because it uses more energy than an able-bodied person's would. The reason is that my form of CP predominantly gives me challenges with coordination and balance." (, 01 May 2012)


Unit Date Rank
IPC Nordic Skiing World Championships Solleftea (Solleftea, Sweden)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Middle Distance - Classic Standing Final 2013-03-05 9
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's 15 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-10 7
Women's 5 km Standing Final Round 2014-03-16 17