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Hege Bøkko

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR20509199101
NOCNorway
Born05 Sep 1991 in  Hønefoss
GenderWomen
Marital status* unknown *
FamilyPartner Simen Spieler Nilsen
ResidenceArendal, NOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, German, Norwegian
Higher educationHealth Studies - University of Agder: Kristiansand, NOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.43 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:13.96 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:57.17 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:12.81 12 Feb 2011 Calgary  
    5000m 7:42.10 06 Nov 2011 Stavanger  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1000m   2    
    1500m     1  
    Allround   1    
Social Media
Social Media
 
www.facebook.com/hegebokko/  
twitter.com/HegeBokko  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHol IL: Norway  
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?She first skated at age two.  
Reason for choosing this sportShe followed her brothers into the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCoach Peter Mueller. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis, Canadian speed skater Cindy Klassen, Norwegian speed skaters Adne Sondral and Simen Kroken. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015; origo.no, 03 Nov 2014)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (isu.org, 03 Mar 2017)  
HobbiesInterior design, hiking, fishing, skiing. (origo.no, 03 Nov 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Go hard or go home." (Athlete, 04 Dec 2015)  
InjuriesShe began suffering from a lung infection called Taiwan acute respiratory agent [TWAR] in about 2011. She initially took a three-week course of antibiotics to combat the illness, but it took her three to four years to fully recover. (isu.org, 03 Mar 2017)  
Other informationILLNESS
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." (isu.org, 03 Mar 2017)
 
Famous relativesHer brother Havard and her partner Simen Spieler Nilsen have both represented Norway in speed skating. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Jan 2015; Facebook profile, 06 Jan 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps5  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 6 Laps6  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 6 Laps7  
    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  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    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  
    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  
    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  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m33  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow Team Pursuit 6 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Berlin Team Pursuit 6 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m6  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m13  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m15  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m16  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m27  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m27  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall29  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m30  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m31  
    2011/2012 World Cup 3000/5000m35  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m36  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m36  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m37  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m41  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m45  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m50