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Hege Bøkko


SportSpeed Skating
Born05 Sep 1991 in  Hønefoss
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Higher educationHealth Studies - University of Agder: Kristiansand, NOR
FamilyPartner Havard Lorentzen
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.43 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.81 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:56.66 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    3000m 4:12.81 12 Feb 2011 Calgary  
    5000m 7:42.10 06 Nov 2011 Stavanger  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1000m   2    
    1500m     1  
    Allround   1    
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportShe followed her brothers into the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis, Canadian speed skater Cindy Klassen, Norwegian speed skaters Adne Sondral and Simen Kroken. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015;, 03 Nov 2014)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age two near Hol, Norway.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer brother Havard Bokko and her partner Havard Lorentzen have both represented Norway in speed skating. At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, her brother won gold in team pursuit while her partner triumphed in the 500m. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Nov 2018;, 07 Sep 2018)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have fun." (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
In April 2020 she announced her retirement from the sport. "I have chosen to close this chapter as a skater. It is a sad and heavy choice, but it feels very right now. I do not feel I have reached my full potential, but the cup with motivation and patience is almost empty. Then it is difficult to continue as a skater who will train to be the best in the world, which was once my goal. Although the dream of winning medals at senior level remained a dream, I look back on a career with many wonderful memories and moments, with several good results that I must say I am proud of." (Instagram profile, 26 Apr 2020;, 26 Apr 2020)

She has suffered from a lung infection called Taiwan acute respiratory agent [TWAR] during her career. "I had some years when my body didn't want to listen. It was a hard balance to keep up. I felt good one day and the five days after I felt really bad, and then maybe one good day again and five bad days. It was really hard to get through and mentally tough. I knew I was at a good level because in 2010 at the Olympic Winter Games [in Vancouver] when I was 10th in the 1000m, I said, 'In four years I want to have a medal'. But it got worse every single year. In 2014 in Sochi I just qualified for the team pursuit. I really didn't want to go because I felt so bad and I didn't feel I had anything to do there. So it was hard mentally to go through those years." (, 03 Mar 2017)
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe blows into her skates before she puts them on. (, 02 Feb 2018)  
InjuriesShe herniated a disc in her back in 2009. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Peter Mueller. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint7  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall8  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m8  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m10  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m10  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround12  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m13  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround13  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround13  
    2009/2010 World Allround Championships Allround13  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround13  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m14  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m14  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m14  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall15  
    2008/2009 European Championships Allround15  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround16  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround17  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall18  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m18  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m19  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m19  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m20  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1500m20  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 3000m21  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall22  
    2008/2009 World Sprint Championships Overall23  
    2010/2011 World Sprint Championships Overall23  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall28  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 Calgary, AB Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2010/2011 Moscow Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2017/2018 Minsk 1000m2  
    2017/2018 Erfurt 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2010/2011 Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2017/2018 Minsk Team Sprint3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m6  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m13  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m15  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m15  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m16  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m16  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Overall19  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall29  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1500m30  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m31  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 3000/5000m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m36  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m36  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m36  
    2009/2010 World Cup Classification 1000m37  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m41  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m42  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m45  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 500m50