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Odin By Farstad

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR10112199701
NOCNorway
Born01 Dec 1997 in  Trondheim
GenderMen
ResidenceHamar, NOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Higher educationLaw - University of Oslo: Norway
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.27 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.60 15 Feb 2020 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:47.84 13 Oct 2019 Inzell  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/odin.farstad  
twitter.com/odinfarstad  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began the sport at age nine in Trondheim, Norway.  
Name of coachJonas Bekken [national], NOR; Bjarne Rykkje [national], NOR  
Reason for choosing this sportHis friends encouraged him to try the sport. "I started skating during a winter when there wasn't enough snow to do cross-country skiing. My dad brought us to the ice rink and I fell in love with the sport and kept on skating."  
Club / TeamSportsklubben Falken: Trondheim, NOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis sister Ane By Farstad has represented Norway in speed skating, and won gold in the 3000m mixed relay at the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. His father Rune Farstad has competed in speed skating at international level, and has also served as his personal coach. (SportsDeskOnline, 24 Nov 2016; spkl-falken.com, 23 Oct 2016; adressa.no, 23 Mar 2015; Skoytelandslaget Facebook page, 03 Dec 2019; speedskatingresults.com, 2018)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (bladet.no, 09 Sep 2020; Skoytelandslaget Facebook page, 03 Dec 2019)  
HobbiesSkiing, cars. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesHe has been affected by patella tendinitis in his knee since 2017. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. "My dad has been the most important person to me as a speed skater. He skated himself and brought me to the ice. He has been my coach and mentor during most of my career." (Skoytelandslaget Facebook page, 03 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolUS speed skater Shani Davis. (Athlete, 15 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint2  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m12  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall20  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall21  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1000m22  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan Team Sprint2  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m16  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m32  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m32  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m43