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Simen Spieler Nilsen

Speed Skating NOR

Simen Spieler Nilsen

Simen Spieler Nilsen
  • Birth date 8/04/1993
  • Birthplace Arendal
  • Residence Arendal
  • Height/Weight 6'1"/ 176 lbs
  • Olympics 2014

Biography

  • Residence
  • Arendal, NOR
  • Club / Team
  • Arendal SK: Norway
  • Hobbies
  • Hunting, fishing, wildlife. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)
  • Injuries
  • He has suffered from patellar tendonitis [jumper's knee] since 2015. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Winning silver in team pursuit at the 2016 World Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)
  • Famous relatives
  • His partner Hege Bokko represented Norway in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sporten.com, 18 Jun 2015; agderposten.no, 20 Dec 2014)
  • Why this sport?
  • "A new ice rink opened in my hometown."
  • Most influential person in career
  • Coach Sondre Skarli. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Czech cyclist Peter Sagan. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Sondre Skarli [national], NOR
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He began speed skating in 2004 in Arendal, Norway.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • English, Norwegian
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Train hard, rest hard." (Athlete, 06 Feb 2017)
  • Family
  • Partner Hege Bokko
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