- Geilo, NOR
- Club / Team
- Hol: Norway
- Hunting, fishing. (origo.no, 21 Nov 2014)
- In 2017 he broke his ankle while attempting a backward somersault. The injury required three rounds of surgery. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017; schaatsen.nl, 02 May 2017)
A back injury forced him to withdraw from the 2015 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (bt.no, 13 Nov 2015)
A knee injury, first suffered in December 2013, affected his performances in late 2014 and at the start of the 2015/16 season. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017; schaatsen.nl, 15 Sep 2016; vg.no, 13 Feb 2015; dagbladet.no, 17 Oct 2014)
From 2007 to 2009 he suffered several shoulder injuries that required surgery. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
- Memorable sporting achievement
- Winning gold in the 1500m at the 2011 World Single Distances Championships in Inzell, Germany, and a bronze medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
- Famous relatives
- His younger sister Hege Bokko represented Norway in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sochi2014.com, 25 Jan 2014; hegebokko.com, 17 Dec 2011)
- Why this sport?
- He was inspired by Norwegian speed skater Adne Sondral, who is from his hometown, as well as his local friends. "Everyone skated every week when I was young. It was a good group of young skaters early in my career."
- Most influential person in career
- Coach Peter Mueller, who he has worked with on and off since 2004. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
- Hero / Idol
- Norwegian speed skater Adne Sondral, who comes from the same town as him. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
- To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (origo.no, 21 Nov 2014)
- Name of coach
- Sondre Skarli [national], NOR
- When and where did you begin this sport?
- He began skating at age four near Hol, Norway. "It is a small village with the prettiest and fastest natural ice rink in the world."
- English, Norwegian
- The Shadow (vg.no, 13 Feb 2015)
- Sporting philosophy / motto
- "Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 10 Dec 2013)
- Other information
- SEASON BREAK
In September 2016 he announced that he was taking a break from competition in 2016/17 due to motivational issues. He returned to the sport for the 2017/18 season. "I hope that my motivation and desire to make it back comes again. I have had enough of two training sessions a day and 200 days a year travelling. Now I want to go home, take a vacation and do something completely different." (schaatsen.nl, 15 Sep 2016, 14 Sep 2016; speedskatingresults.com, 01 Nov 2017)