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Håvard Bøkko

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNorway
Born02 Feb 1987 in  Hønefoss
GenderMen
ResidenceGeilo, NOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.75 28 Feb 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.42 13 Dec 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:42.67 06 Mar 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:09.94 07 Mar 2009 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 12:53.89 13 Feb 2011 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1500m     1  
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround   4 1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Allround 1   1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    1500m 1   1  
    5000m   1    
    10000m   1    
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    Allround   2 4  
Social Media
Social Media
www.boekko.com  
www.facebook.com/havardbokko  
twitter.com/HavardBokko  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHol: Norway  
Name of coachSondre Skarli [national], NOR  
Reason for choosing this sportHe was inspired by Norwegian speed skater Adne Sondral, who is from his hometown, as well as his local friends. "Everyone skated every week when I was young. It was a good group of young skaters early in my career."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four near Hol, Norway. "It is a small village with the prettiest and fastest natural ice rink in the world."  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesHunting, fishing. (origo.no, 21 Nov 2014)  
Famous relativesHis younger sister Hege Bokko represented Norway in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sochi2014.com, 25 Jan 2014; hegebokko.com, 17 Dec 2011)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1500m at the 2011 World Single Distances Championships in Inzell, Germany, and a bronze medal at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 10 Dec 2013)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (origo.no, 21 Nov 2014)  
InjuriesIn 2017 he broke his ankle while attempting a backward somersault. The injury required three rounds of surgery. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017; schaatsen.nl, 02 May 2017)

A back injury forced him to withdraw from the 2015 World Cup event in Calgary, AB, Canada. (bt.no, 13 Nov 2015)

A knee injury, first suffered in December 2013, affected his performances in late 2014 and at the start of the 2015/16 season. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017; schaatsen.nl, 15 Sep 2016; vg.no, 13 Feb 2015; dagbladet.no, 17 Oct 2014)

From 2007 to 2009 he suffered several shoulder injuries that required surgery. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)
 
NicknamesThe Shadow (vg.no, 13 Feb 2015)  
Other informationSEASON BREAK
In September 2016 he announced that he was taking a break from competition in 2016/17 due to motivational issues. He returned to the sport for the 2017/18 season. "I hope that my motivation and desire to make it back comes again. I have had enough of two training sessions a day and 200 days a year travelling. Now I want to go home, take a vacation and do something completely different." (schaatsen.nl, 15 Sep 2016, 14 Sep 2016; speedskatingresults.com, 01 Nov 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerCoach Peter Mueller, who he has worked with on and off since 2004. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolNorwegian speed skater Adne Sondral, who comes from the same town as him. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 10000m1  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships 1500m1  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships 1500m1  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 1500m1  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m1  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2007/2008 European Championships Allround2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 10000m2  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 10000m2  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships 10000m2  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 10000m2  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships 5000m2  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 5000m2  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2008/2009 World Allround Championships 5000m2  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2007/2008 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2008/2009 European Championships Allround2  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships 10000m3  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround3  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m3  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround3  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround3  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2005/2006 European Championships Allround3  
    2006/2007 European Championships Allround4  
    2015/2016 European Championships Allround4  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2010 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2006/2007 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m4  
    2006 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 10000m5  
    2010 Olympic Games 10000m5  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 10000m5  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m5  
    2008/2009 World Single Distances Championships 1500m5  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround5  
    2005/2006 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 1500m6  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround6  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m6  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 10000m7  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m9  
    2004/2005 European Championships Allround10  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround10  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m11  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m12  
    2004/2005 World Single Distances Championships 5000m12  
    2007/2008 World Sprint Championships Overall12  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m13  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m13  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2004/2005 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2008/2009 World Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m19  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Berlin 1500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Kolomna 10000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Hamar 10000m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Moscow 1500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin 1500m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Baselga di Piné Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup 5000/10000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Calgary Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Moscow 10000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Heerenveen 10000m2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Hamar 1500m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt 5000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Berlin 5000m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Berlin 1500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana 1500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Berlin 5000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Erfurt Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 10000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Astana 1500m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Hamar Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Berlin 5000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2005/2006 World Cup Turin Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow 5000m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Kolomna 1500m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Heerenveen 5000m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Hamar 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m4  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m4  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall4  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m6  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m7  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m9  
    2006/2007 World Cup 5000/10000m10  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m11  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall12  
    2005/2006 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m14  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m14  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m15  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m18  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m19  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall24  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m27  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m27  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m27  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m31  
    2004/2005 World Cup 5000/10000m32  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m33  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m34  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m41  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps43  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m54