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Hňvard Lorentzen


SportSpeed Skating
Born02 Oct 1992 in  Bergen
FamilyPartner Hege Bokko
ResidenceBergen, NOR
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Higher educationEconomics, Mathematics - Bergen University College: Norway
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.28 10 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:06.51 09 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:44.45 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:39.99 07 Nov 2010 Hamar  
    10000m 14:40.65 24 Feb 2013 Hamar  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    500m 1      
    1000m   1    
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1000m 1      
    1500m     2  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 2 1    
World Single Distances Championships
World Single Distances Championships
    500m   1    
World Sprint Championships
World Sprint Championships
    Overall 1 1    
European Sprint Championships
European Sprint Championships
    Overall   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachHans Dankertsen [club]; Jeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating in 1999 in Bergen, Norway.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I started cycling at age eight. There was this guy in Bergen [in Norway], where I am from, who did speed skating in the winter and cycling in the summer. My brother and I started to do that as well. And then from age 13 I only trained in speed skating. Before that I did some skating on hockey skates with the family, but initially I was a cyclist."  
Club / TeamFana IL: Bergen, NOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolArgentinian footballer Lionel Messi. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018)  
Famous relativesHis partner Hege Bokko has represented Norway in speed skating, competing at the Olympic Winter Games in 2010, 2014 and 2018. His brother Hakon has played professional football, and during the 2018/19 season he was contracted to Norwegian top tier club Sandefjord. (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Nov 2018;, 07 Sep 2018;, 2018;, 03 Mar 2017)  
HobbiesPlaying the drums and the guitar. (NOC Media Guide, 01 Feb 2018)  
InjuriesHe suffered a hand injury in October 2017 after falling off his bike during a training session. (, 06 Oct 2017, 05 Oct 2017)

In October 2015 he fell and suffered a severe cut to his leg that required a skin graft. He returned to action in January 2016. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018;, 03 Mar 2017)
Other sportsHe was a Norwegian cycling champion as a junior. (, 02 Mar 2018)  
NicknamesLorre (, 23 Feb 2018)  
AmbitionsTo break the 500m world record. (, 23 May 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn May 2018 he was presented with the Oscar Mathisen Trophy for his gold medal performance in the 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The trophy is presented annually to the skater that delivers the most exceptional performance. (, 23 May 2018)  
Other informationENDING THE WAIT
His victory in the 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang was Norway's first Olympic gold medal in speed skating since 1998, when Adne Sondral won the 1500m in Nagano. He also became the first Norwegian speed skater to claim the 500m Olympic title in 70 years. "I dreamed about it and it's incredible to achieve it. Nothing can be better than this." (SportsDeskOnline, 26 Nov 2018;, 19 Feb 2018)
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Have fun and try to skate better." (Athlete, 24 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m1  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m2  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1000m4  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall4  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m7  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m11  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m16  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m20  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall22  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m24  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall29  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m2  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin Qualification Combination Sprint3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 1000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 500m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m4  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m5  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m10  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m11  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m13  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall14  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m15  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps17  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m17  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m19  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m24  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m36  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m36  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m38  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall41  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m42  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m44  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m48  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m50  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m52