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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE
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a male wheelchair curling player

Rune Lorentsen

Wheelchair Curling
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Lorentsen skipped Norway all the way to the gold medal game against China at PyeongChang 2018 but lost 6-5.

There was still joy for Lorentsen, as he finally captured the Paralympic medal that had eluded him after captaining Norway at every Games since the sport was included at Torino 2006. It goes well with his three World Championship gold medals.

After the PyeongChang 2018 final, Lorentsen commented about his return to the sport: “If I'm healthy and my wife lets me, I might go for that gold. But at least I'm going to the next worlds, that's for sure. Then we have to see forward."

Lorentsen helped guide Norway out of the World Championships B-Pool in 2015 into the A-Pool, where they faced Russia for the gold medal. Despite losing that Championships, Norway came back to shock Russia in 2017 and take their first World Championship title in nearly a decade.

A former international table tennis player, Lorentsen switched to curling after being invited to a try out in 2004. He still plays table tennis as a hobby, saying it is excellent training for coordination.

Results

Unit Date Rank
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 4
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 102
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 10
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 15
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 19
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 23
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 24
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 25
Mixed Tournament Tie Break 1
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 202
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 17
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 25
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 28
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 29
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 30
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 31
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 32
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 35
Mixed Tournament Round Robin 11
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-08 8
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-09 9
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-10 18
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-10 23
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-11 28
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-12 31
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-12 37
Mixed Round Robin - Standings 2014-03-13 8
Mixed Round Robin 2014-03-13 41
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-10 1
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-10 8
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-11 12
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-12 25
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-12 21
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-13 34
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-13 42
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-14 47
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-14 54
Mixed Round Robin - Standings 2018-03-15 4
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-15 61
Mixed Round Robin 2018-03-15 56
Mixed Semifinal 2018-03-16 2
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2018-03-17 1