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Sindre Henriksen

Speed Skating NOR

Sindre Henriksen

Sindre Henriksen
  • Birth date 7/24/1992
  • Birthplace Bergen
  • Residence Bergen
  • Height/Weight 6'2"/ 180 lbs

Biography

  • Residence
  • Bergen, NOR
  • Club / Team
  • Fana IL: Bergen, NOR
  • Higher education
  • Sport Studies - University of Stavanger: Norway
  • Hobbies
  • Fishing. (skoyter-15-46-6.origo.no, 12 Nov 2014)
  • Injuries
  • He injured his left foot in late 2015 but was still able to compete at the 2016 World Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (bt.no, 16 Feb 2016; ba.no, 16 Feb 2016)
  • Memorable sporting achievement
  • Finishing first in the 500m at the 2017 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands, and winning bronze in the team pursuit at the 2017 World Championships in Gangneung, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2017; aftenposten.no, 10 Feb 2017; 05 Mar 2017)
  • Famous relatives
  • His partner Rebekka Skavhellen has also represented Norway in speed skating. (Facebook profile, 17 Aug 2017)
  • Why this sport?
  • He was impressed by the older athletes he saw skating on the track. "My father knew one of the trainers and got me involved."
  • Most influential person in career
  • His younger brother. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2017)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Dutch speed skaters Jochem Uytdehaage and Mark Tuitert. (skoyter-15-46-6.origo.no, 12 Nov 2014)
  • Ambitions
  • To win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (explendo.no, 01 Aug 2017)
  • Name of coach
  • Sondre Skarli [national], NOR
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He began skating at age eight in Bergen, Norway.
  • Occupation
  • Athlete
  • Languages
  • Norwegian
  • Sporting philosophy / motto
  • "Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure." (explendo.no, 01 Aug 2017)
  • Family
  • Partner Rebekka Skavhellen
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