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Haavard Vad Petersson

Curling NOR

Haavard Vad Petersson

Haavard Vad Petersson
  • Birth date 1/05/1984
  • Birthplace Oslo
  • Residence Arendal
  • Height/Weight 6'3"/ 198 lbs
  • Olympics 2010, 2014, 2018

Biography

  • Marital status
  • Married
  • Residence
  • Arendal, NOR
  • Club / Team
  • Snaroen Curling Club: Oslo, NOR
  • Why this sport?
  • He was introduced to curling by a friend. "I did a lot of endurance sports when I was young, up until age 16 to 17 when I realised it was easier to be good at curling."
  • Hero / Idol
  • Norwegian cross-country skier Bjorn Daehlie. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (calgaryherald.com, 07 Jan 2015)
  • Name of coach
  • Pal Trulsen [national], NOR
  • Preferred position / style / stance / technique
  • Lead
  • Handedness
  • Right
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He took up curling in 1997.
  • Occupation
  • Storeperson
  • Languages
  • English, Norwegian
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Curling is a major hobby that makes my life a lot more fun and a little too busy." (worldcurl.com, 30 Aug 2013)
  • Other information
  • FAMOUS PANTS
    He and his national teammates are known for competing in brightly patterned golf pants, which they began wearing at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "We didn't really try to prove a point or anything. It was just feeling comfortable with what we were wearing to represent our country. Obviously, it was a break from tradition. It kind of took the edge off everything. When our games were not going too well, we'd look at each other and think, 'you look like a clown'. So it made us feel at ease," said teammate Christoffer Svae. (nytimes.com, 21 Jan 2014; thegrandslamofcurling.com, 2016)
  • Family
  • Wife Kirsten, daughter Anna Emilie, one son
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