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Espen Aarnes Hvammen

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR11311198801
NOCNorway
Born13 Nov 1988 in  Eidsvoll
GenderMen
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Higher educationMedicine - University of Oslo: Norway
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.46 22 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:08.37 21 Nov 2015 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 1:55.18 09 Aug 2008 Hamar  
    5000m 8:05.31 19 Feb 2006 Trondheim  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/espen.hvammen  
twitter.com/ehvammen  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamEidsvold Turn Club: Norway  
Reason for choosing this sportHis friends skated and he was also inspired by the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer. "When I watched the 1994 Winter Olympics on television, I imitated the skaters with socks on in the living room."  
Name of coachSondre Skarli [national], NOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age 10 in Eidsvoll, Norway.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerNorwegian speed skater Frode Ronning (Athlete, 18 Nov 2012)  
HobbiesSport, drinking good coffee. (skoyter-15-46-6.origo.no, 15 Oct 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementCompeting at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (skoyter-15-46-6.origo.no, 15 Oct 2014)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Follow your dream." (Athlete, 10 Mar 2012)  
Hero / IdolFinnish speed skater Mika Poutala, Canadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (skoyter-15-46-6.origo.no, 15 Oct 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win gold at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (vg.no, 15 Feb 2015)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m7  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall9  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m12  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m14  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1000m15  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall15  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m16  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2013/2014 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m18  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 2 x 500m20  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1000m20  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall20  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1000m24  
    2012/2013 World Sprint Championships Overall25  
    2009/2010 World Sprint Championships Overall31  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m31  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2014/2015 World Cup Berlin 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Heerenveen 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m9  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m11  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m18  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m20  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m24  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m24  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m27  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m28  
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m28  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall29  
    2014/2015 World Cup Overall34  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m35  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m36  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m40  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m43  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m49  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m60