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Sverre Lunde Pedersen

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR11707199201
NOCNorway
Born17 Jul 1992 in  Bergen
GenderMen
ResidenceBergen, NOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
FamilyWife Ingunn, son Svein [2020]
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.85 02 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1000m 1:09.31 14 Nov 2015 Calgary  
    1500m 1:42.39 10 Mar 2019 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:07.16 07 Feb 2019 Inzell  
    10000m 12:56.91 03 Mar 2019 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    5000m     1  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 2      
World Allround Championships
Event  
World Allround Championships
    Allround   4 1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    1500m 2      
    5000m 2      
    Team Pursuit 2 1    
    Allround 2      
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    1500m   1    
    5000m 1   1  
    Team Pursuit   2 2  
European Championships
Event  
European Championships
    Allround     2  
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps   1 1  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamFana IL: Bergen, NOR  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis father Jarle Pedersen represented Norway in speed skating, and competed in the 500m at the 1980 Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid. He has also coached the Norwegian speed skating team. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jan 2021; vg.no, 21 Nov 2014; Athlete, 19 Dec 2013; nettavisen.no, 25 Nov 2009)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachBjarne Rykkje [national]  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesHe broke his left hand in two places, fractured his right forearm and cheekbone, and suffered a tear in his liver that led to a small bleed after a cycling accident in May 2021. He underwent surgery on the hand and arm injuries, and was back on the ice by August 2021. (nrk.no, 15 Feb 2022; schaatsen.nl, 12 Oct 2021, 26 Jul 2021; Instagram profile, 04 Aug 2021; insidethegames.biz, 15 May 2021)

He missed the 2020 Norwegian Championships in Hamar due to illness. (isu.org, 12 Nov 2020)

A respiratory illness meant he was unable to compete at the 2016 European Championships in Minsk, Belarus. (schaatsen.nl, 09 Jan 2016)

He suffered knee problems during the 2015/16 season. (Athlete, 06 Feb 2017)
 
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I come from Os, a small city just south of Bergen [in Norway]. It's about half an hour's drive to the rink in Bergen. My father and my older brother were members of the speed skating club and I joined them. As a kid I also liked to play football, but I quit at age 13 or 14. I suffered from growing pains in my knee and it was too painful to play football, while I could still go speed skating and cycling."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age three in Bergen, Norway.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Train less, rest more." (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/sverrelundepedersen/  
twitter.com/sverrelpedersen  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis father Jarle Pedersen. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolNorwegian speed skater Havard Bokko. (Athlete, 17 Nov 2018)  
Other informationNEW PERSPECTIVE
His perspective on life and his career changed after he sustained multiple fractures and damage to his liver in a cycling accident in May 2021. In 2022 he became ambassador for the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation in appreciation of the first responders who attended the incident. "Those who saw the crash said it looked pretty bad, and it makes you think about how it could have gone. It looks like I will not have any permanent injuries, so I am very happy. I have thought more about my health and life after my sporting career. I've got a different perspective on things, and I'm just glad I can get well and live a normal life. That is the most important thing. It is clear that becoming a father does something to you. I have had the family in mind a lot. The most important thing is to get well in order to live a life with them, then the rest will follow." (norskluftambulanse.no, 20 Jun 2022; tv2.no, 19 Jun 2021)
 
Social Media
Social Media
www.teamsverre.no/  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursHe was named Athlete of the Year for 2022 in Bergen, Norway. (Facebook page, 22 Dec 2022; bergen.kommune.no, 21 Dec 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit1  
    2018 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 5000m1  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 1500m1  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 5000m1  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 1500m2  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships 5000m2  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 5000m2  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2017/2018 World Allround Championships Allround2  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 5000m2  
    2019/2020 World Allround Championships 1500m2  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit3  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships 10000m3  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships 10000m3  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround3  
    2018/2019 European Allround Championships Allround3  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships 5000m3  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround3  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m3  
    2018/2019 World Allround Championships 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m3  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps4  
    2016/2017 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 10000m4  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 5000m4  
    2012/2013 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2013/2014 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2012/2013 European Championships Allround4  
    2016/2017 European Allround Championships Allround4  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1500m4  
    2014/2015 European Championships Allround4  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2013/2014 European Championships Allround5  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m5  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m5  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m6  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround6  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit 8 Laps7  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m7  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround7  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround8  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m8  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 5000m9  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1500m9  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m9  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m11  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m11  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround14  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps14  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m14  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 5000m17  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m17  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps17  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 Minsk Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2022/2023 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit1  
    2023/2024 Obihiro Team Pursuit1  
    2016/2017 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2017/2018 Stavanger 1500m1  
    2017/2018 Minsk 1500m1  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps1  
    2017/2018 Minsk 5000m1  
    2014/2015 Seoul 1500m1  
    2017/2018 Erfurt 5000m1  
    2018/2019 Hamar 5000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m2  
    2016/2017 Berlin Qualification Combination Allround2  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Inzell Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2020/2021 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen 1500m2  
    2021/2022 Calgary, AB Team Pursuit2  
    2016/2017 Stavanger Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018/2019 Tomakomai Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018/2019 Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2016/2017 Harbin Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2010/2011 Moscow Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2015/2016 Inzell 5000m2  
    2014/2015 Berlin 5000m2  
    2014/2015 Erfurt 1500m2  
    2014/2015 Erfurt 5000m2  
    2010/2011 Berlin Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2013/2014 Inzell 5000m2  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps2  
    2018/2019 Tomakomai 5000m2  
    2017/2018 Erfurt 1500m2  
    2014/2015 Berlin 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification Overall3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Overall3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m3  
    2013/2014 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen 5000m3  
    2012/2013 Heerenveen 1500m3  
    2022/2023 Stavanger Team Pursuit3  
    2012/2013 Astana Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2015/2016 Heerenveen 5000m3  
    2016/2017 Stavanger 1500m3  
    2018/2019 Obihiro Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 Erfurt Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2017/2018 Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2009/2010 Calgary, AB Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2014/2015 Hamar 5000m3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m4  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m5  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1500m6  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 1500m6  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Overall6  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m6  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps7  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m9  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m14  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m15  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 5000m17  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m17  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification Overall18  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification Overall17  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification Overall18  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m22  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m23  
    2010/2011 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m24  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification Mass Start 16 Laps26  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m28  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 5000/10000m31  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m34  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification Overall35  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m38  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m50