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Torger Nergaard

Curling NOR

Torger Nergaard

Torger Nergaard
  • Birth date 12/12/1974
  • Birthplace Trondheim
  • Residence Oslo
  • Height/Weight 5'10"/ 185 lbs
  • Olympics 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018

Biography

  • Marital status
  • Married
  • Residence
  • Oslo, NOR
  • Club / Team
  • Snaroen Curling Club: Oslo, NOR
  • Famous relatives
  • His wife Marianne Rorvik was a member of the Norwegian curling team that placed fourth at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin. (budstikka.no, 16 Feb 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 31 Jan 2017)
  • Hero / Idol
  • Norwegian curler Eigil Ramsfjell. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)
  • Ambitions
  • To compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (calgaryherald.com, 07 Jan 2015)
  • Awards and honours
  • He received the Collie Campbell Memorial Award at the 2010 World Championships in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. It is presented annually to the curler who best represents skill, fair play and sportsmanship. (worldcurling.org, 11 Apr 2010)
  • Name of coach
  • Pal Trulsen [national], NOR
  • Preferred position / style / stance / technique
  • Third
  • Handedness
  • Right
  • When and where did you begin this sport?
  • He began curling as a child and took up the sport seriously in 1987.
  • Occupation
  • Engineer
  • Languages
  • English, German, Norwegian
  • Other information
  • HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENT
    At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang he will become the first curler, male or female, to compete at five Olympic Winter Games. Previously in Sochi in 2014 he became the first male curler to compete in curling at four winter Games. (ONS, 08 Feb 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 26 Jan 2018)

    COACHING
    He coached the female Norwegian team, skipped by Dordi Nordby, to a gold medal at the 1999 European Championships in Chamonix, France. (NOC, 13 Feb 2010)

    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 Marianne Rorvik, daughters Karine and Thale
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