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Bjørn Magnussen


SportSpeed Skating
Born02 Jan 1998 in  Trondheim
ResidenceTrondheim, NOR
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian, Spanish
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.99 17 Nov 2018 Obihiro  
    1000m 1:10.27 16 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:54.94 22 Mar 2015 Calgary  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN; Oystein Magnussen [personal, father]  
Reason for choosing this sportHis father was a speed skater.  
Club / TeamSportsklubben Falken: Trondheim, NOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating during the 2004/05 season in Trondheim, Norway.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Take long rests between the sets. Always skate technically well." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing in second place in the team sprint at the 2017 World Cup event in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents and his grandfather. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
InjuriesIn February 2017 he underwent knee surgery and was out of action for six months. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)

In February 2016 he fractured his right collarbone and sustained a five-centimetre cut to his head after crashing in training. He underwent surgery on his shoulder and missed the remainder of the season. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017;, 01 Feb 2016;, 01 Feb 2016)
Famous relativesHis father Oystein Magnussen and his grandfather Bjorn Magnussen have served as his personal coaches. (, 01 Feb 2016;, 23 Mar 2015)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo become Olympic and world champion. (, 02 Dec 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszów Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    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  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m19  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m37  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m62