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Julie Nistad Samsonsen

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR20504200001
NOCNorway
Born05 Apr 2000 in  Bergen
GenderWomen
ResidenceBergen, NOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian, Spanish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.94 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:17.09 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:11.78 04 Mar 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:47.30 04 Mar 2017 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/juliesamsonsen  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN; Bjarne Rykkje [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up the sport in 2009 at age nine in Bergen, Norway.  
Club / TeamFana IL: Bergen, NOR  
Reason for choosing this sportShe was offered the opportunity to train in skating at school.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolJapanese speed skater Nao Kodaira. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
AmbitionsTo win gold at the Olympic Winter Games and the world championships. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
InjuriesHer training was disrupted for six weeks between September and October 2018 due to patellar tendinitis in her knee. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)

In 2017 she suffered from osteochondritis dissecans in her knee. The condition involves bone damage underneath the cartilage of a joint due to lack of blood flow. She underwent surgery in mid-2017 and was sidelined until January 2018. (Instagram profile, 04 Jan 2021; Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
 
NicknamesJules, Jolle (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't think, just do it." (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesTravelling, sports, hiking, spending time with friends and family. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning the Norwegian junior sprint title in 2019, and finishing third in team sprint at the 2019 Junior World Championships in Baselga di Pine, Italy. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall12  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m12  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m16  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m16  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m17  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m35  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m51  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m52