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Simen Spieler Nilsen

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR10408199301
NOCNorway
Born04 Aug 1993 in  Arendal
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Hege Bokko
ResidenceArendal, NOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.72 28 Feb 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:11.64 22 Nov 2014 Calgary  
    1500m 1:45.40 06 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:13.81 10 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    10000m 13:12.96 19 Nov 2017 Stavanger  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1      
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1500m     1  
    5000m   1 2  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1    
    Allround   2 1  
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/simenspieler.nilsen  
twitter.com/simensn  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSondre Skarli [national], NOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating in 2004 in Arendal, Norway.  
Reason for choosing this sport"A new ice rink opened in my hometown."  
Club / TeamArendal SK: Norway  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesFishing, hunting. (NOC Media Guide, 01 Feb 2018)  
Hero / IdolCzech cyclist Peter Sagan. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Famous relativesHis partner Hege Bokko represented Norway in speed skating at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (sporten.com, 18 Jun 2015; agderposten.no, 20 Dec 2014)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Sondre Skarli. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train hard, rest hard." (Athlete, 06 Feb 2017)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe always puts on his left skate first. (NOC Media Guide, 01 Feb 2018)  
InjuriesHe has suffered from patellar tendonitis [jumper's knee] since 2015. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning silver in team pursuit at the 2016 World Single Distances Championships in Kolomna, Russian Federation. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround10  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 10000m11  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround11  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround12  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m13  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround13  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround14  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround15  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround19  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m20  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m25  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m36  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2016/2017 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m21  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m35  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m37  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m41  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m42  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m44  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m48  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m52