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Marit Fjellanger Bhm

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
NOCNorway
Born24 Oct 1988 in  Stavanger
GenderWomen
ResidenceStavanger, NOR
Higher educationMarketing - BI Norwegian Business School: Norway
OccupationAdvisor
LanguagesEnglish, German, Norwegian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 41.85 09 Jan 2016 Inzell  
    1000m 1:22.26 23 Nov 2019 Stavanger  
    1500m 2:00.38 08 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    3000m 4:06.69 03 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 7:26.58 02 Jan 2021 Hamar  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 6 Laps   1    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamTeam Sormarka: Stavanger, NOR  
Name of coachWouter olde Heuvel [club], NED; Bjarne Rykkje [national], NOR  
Training RegimeShe gets up at 05:00 and cycles to her full-time job. She then trains again in the evening.  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationLATE OLYMPIC DEBUT
She made her debut at the Olympic Winter Games at Beijing 2022 when she was age 33. "It would have sounded strange if I said that I had set myself a goal of reaching the Olympics in 2022 at age 33. I have won a lot of medals in the national championships, but I was, in a way, the one who never managed to get all the way to the top. After all, I have always been studying or working. When the pandemic came, everyone had to work from home. You worked at home with slightly more flexible working hours. Although I obviously didn't want the [COVID-19] pandemic to continue, it helped me a lot. I suddenly got my recovery time back, I never really had it before. Taking part in the day sessions was absolutely great for me. But it was clear that being able to train with the best was a huge key to my being able to qualify for the Olympics." (tv2.no, 14 Mar 2022; jaerradioen.no, 31 Dec 2021)

EATING DISORDER
In 2021 she began participating in the Norwegian Skating Association's Iglo project, which was an initiative to promote healthy relationship with food and body. She had struggled with an eating disorder in her late teens and early 20s. "We started the Iglo project under the auspices of the Norwegian Skating Association, not purely because we have a huge problem with eating disorders in skating, but mainly to reach out to people. The main goal is to create transparency and show the way for clubs, friends, and comrades who wonder who to contact, who to ask for help. It is like a snowball that just gets bigger and bigger. First you cut out some food and think, 'Oh, that was easy'. Then you cut out more. Those close to me were shocked [when she was having her own issues]. I know I did not look good, like a skeleton, but you have a competition with yourself, two voices fighting each other. It was not the rational part of me that was in control. It's difficult in sports, because some people experience progress if they lose weight. You can get a positive boost, but then it turns negative in the end. The thing that stuck with me from my recovery was that we only live once. I wanted to live life to the fullest, with all the joys and challenges it has to offer." (tv2.no, 14 Mar 2022; thenorwaynews.com, 11 Aug 2021)

OCCUPATION
She works full-time as a procurement advisor for the municipality of Stavanger in Norway. (LinkedIn profile, 03 Nov 2022; tv2.no, 14 Mar 2022; aftenposten.no, 25 Jan 2021)

FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied for a master's degree in business administration at the University of Stavanger in Norway. (LinkedIn profile, 03 Nov 2022; tv2.no, 14 Mar 2022; aftenposten.no, 25 Jan 2021)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/marit.f.bohm  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesShe tore a ligament in her ankle at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (Instagram profile, 05 Mar 2022; tv2.no, 14 Mar 2022; nrk.no, 15 Feb 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age six.  
Social Media
Social Media
twitter.com/maritfb  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit2  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps4  
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit6  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 3000m10  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start20  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps21  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps26  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification Mass Start31  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 3000m32  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m36