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Henrik Fagerli Rukke


SportSpeed Skating
Born20 Oct 1996 in  Hol
ResidenceHol, NOR
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.27 14 Jan 2012 Innsbruck  
    500m 34.70 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.91 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:48.91 19 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:17.44 09 Feb 2014 Hamar  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHol IL: Buskerud, NOR  
Reason for choosing this sportHe took up the sport because there were a lot of good skaters in the area, including his brother Christoffer, and because there were good facilities nearby.  
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four in Hol, Norway.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis coach, and his parents. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Famous relativesHis brother Christoffer Fagerli Rukke represented Norway in speed skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. His father Petter has worked in local politics in Norway. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Nov 2016;, 23 Jan 2016;, 16 Sep 2015)  
HobbiesWalking in the mountains, skiing. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and winning the team sprint at the 2018 World Cup event in Minsk, Belarus. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m28  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m36  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m50