NOR vs. SWE Norweigen player Rolf Einar Pedersen defends puck against two Sweedish players

Rolf Einar Pedersen

Ice Sledge Racing | Para Ice Hockey | Nordic Skiing

Pedersen is a leader for Norway and relied on to put pucks in the back of the net.

Pedersen and Norway barely squeaked into qualifying for Sochi 2014. They started off the 2013 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool with two straight loses before finally climbing the standings and defeating Italy for the fifth and final qualification spot given out at the World Championships.

At Vancouver 2010, Norway upset Canada in the bronze-medal game, winning 2-1. But Canada got their revenge at Sochi 2014, winning the bronze medal game to push the Norwegians into fourth.

In Goyang, South Korea, at the 2013 World Championships, Pedersen was kept relatively quiet, scoring three times in five games.

But in 2015, Norway made it into the bronze medal game of the World Championships. Despite losing 2-1 to Russia, the team took them to overtime.

Pedersen puts up all his points as a defenceman.

Pedersen is also no stranger to winning at the Paralympics no matter what the sport. In 1988, he won silver and two bronze in ice sledge speed racing and in 1992, captured gold in cross country skiing.


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Wife Marlyn, two children
Mjøndalen, NOR
Business Owner, Sales
English, Norwegian

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996 in Oslo, Norway.
Why this sport?
He has been involved in winter sports his whole life.
Club / Team
Valerenga Ishockey: Oslo, NOR
Name of coach
Espen Hegde [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
World Championships
Nynäshamn, SWE

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2004 World Championships in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby, Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He won a silver medal and two bronze medals in ice sledge speed racing at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. He also claimed gold in cross-country skiing at the 1992 Paralympic Winter Games in Tignes. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Apr 2016)
His left leg was amputated after he was involved in a motorcycle accident at age 16. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018;, 2016)
Other information
He is the founder Funksport As, a company that produces activity aids for people with an impairment. (Facebook profile, 02 Feb 2018;, 2016)


Unit Date Rank
Albertville 1992 Paralympic Winter Games (Albertville, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Short Distance 5 km LW11 Final Round 5
Men's 3x2.5 km Relay LW10-11 Final Round 1
Men's Long Distance 10 km LW11 Final Round 5
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101
Men's Tournament Semifinal 201
Men's Tournament Group A 3
Men's Tournament Group A 2
Men's Tournament Group A 1
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
Innsbruck 1988 Paralympic Winter Games (Innsbruck, Austria)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 100 m Gr II Final Round 2
Men's 500 m Gr II Final Round 3
Men's 1000 m Gr II Final Round 3
Men's 1500 m Gr II Final Round 4
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Preliminary 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 6
Men's Tournament Preliminary 7
Men's Tournament Preliminary 8
Men's Tournament Preliminary 9
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 1
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