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Peder Kongshaug


SportSpeed Skating
Born13 Aug 2001
ResidenceStavanger, NOR
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.24 06 Mar 2021 Hamar  
    1000m 1:10.32 13 Feb 2021 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:42.88 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:17.50 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 13:30.26 31 Oct 2021 Hamar  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1000m 1      
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachBjarne Rykkje [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began the sport in 2010 at the Sormarka Arena in Stavanger, Norway.  
Club / TeamStavanger Sandnes SK: Norway  
Reason for choosing this sport"I was not extremely talented. I was tiny and often beaten by stronger kids my age. But I liked the speed on only a small blade of steel. When I was [age] 15 I quit football to only focus on speed skating and at [age] 16 or 17, I chose to go to a sports school to try and become as good as possible in speed skating."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo become an Olympic champion. (, 04 Feb 2020)  
HobbiesPlaying piano, music, skiing, surfing, cycling, photography. (, 28 Jan 2021; Viaplay Vintersport Facebook page, 17 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 15 Jan 2021)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe wears his lucky Superman T-shirt underneath his suit when he competes. (, 13 Jan 2020)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1000m at the 2020 World Junior Championships in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (, 22 Feb 2020, 03 May 2020)  
Famous relativesHis father Peer Albert Kongshaug represented Norway in sailing, and placed eighth at the 1988 Flying Dutchman World Championship in Medemblik, Netherlands. (, 04 Feb 2020;, 23 Dec 2015;, 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHis father Peer Albert Kongshaug. "He passed away in 2015, but he was the one who introduced me to various sports." (, 04 Feb 2020;, 23 Dec 2015)  
NicknamesMozart (Viaplay Vintersport Facebook page, 17 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolNorwegian speed skater Sverre Lunde Pedersen. (, 28 Jan 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Sometimes you have bad days in speed skating, you have to forget about that." (, 28 Jan 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m7  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround14  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start17  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 5000m18  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2021/2022 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit2  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m9  
    2020/2021 World Cup 5000m24  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m28  
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps29