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Haavard Lorentzen

Speed Skating NOR

Haavard Lorentzen

Haavard Lorentzen
  • Birth date 10/02/1992
  • Birthplace Bergen
  • Residence Bergen
  • Height/Weight 6'1"/ 189 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Bergen, NOR
  • Club / Team
  • Fana IL: Norway
  • Higher education
  • Economics, Mathematics - Bergen University College: Norway
  • Hobbies
  • Supporting Spanish football club Barcelona, listening to music, playing the drums. (isu.org, 03 Mar 2017)
  • Injuries
  • He suffered a hand injury in October 2017 after falling during cycling training. (ba.no, 06 Oct 2017, 05 Oct 2017)

    In October 2015 he fell and suffered a severe cut to his leg that required a skin graft. He returned to action in January 2016. (isu.org, 03 Mar 2017)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning silver at the 2017 World Sprint Championships in Calgary, AB, Canada, and claiming gold in the 1000m and team pursuit at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Obihiro, Japan. (bt.no, 26 Feb 2017; Athlete, 08 Nov 2013)
  • Famous relatives
  • His brother Hakon has played professional football in Norway. (isu.org, 03 Mar 2017; tv2.no, 02 Oct 2014)
  • Why this sport?
  • "I started cycling at age eight. There was this guy in Bergen [in Norway], where I am from, who did speed skating in the winter and cycling in the summer. My brother and I started to do that as well. And then from age 13 I only trained in speed skating. Before that I did some skating on hockey skates with the family, but initially I was a cyclist."
  • Hero / Idol
  • US speed skater Shani Davis. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2011)
  • Ambitions
  • To win gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (isu.org, 03 Jan 2018)
  • Name of coach
  • Jeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He began skating at age eight in Bergen, Norway.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, Norwegian, Swedish
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