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Henrik Fagerli Rukke


SportSpeed Skating
Born20 Oct 1996 in  Hol
FamilyPartner Martine Ripsrud
ResidenceHol, NOR
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.27 14 Jan 2012 Innsbruck  
    500m 34.70 03 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.78 16 Mar 2019 Calgary  
    1500m 1:48.91 19 Mar 2017 Calgary  
    5000m 7:17.44 09 Feb 2014 Hamar  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
European Sprint Championships
European Sprint Championships
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamHol IL: Buskerud, NOR  
Reason for choosing this sport"We had a nice club with a lot of young skaters and good skaters. My brother already skated, so I guess it felt natural to start too."  
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four in Hol, Norway.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents, and coach Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Canadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018, 14 Nov 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up." (Athlete, 18 Nov 2018)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
NicknamesHanky (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Famous relativesHis brother Christoffer Fagerli Rukke represented Norway in speed skating at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. His father Petter has worked in local politics in Norway. His partner Martine Ripsrud has represented Norway in speed skating, and competed at the 2021 European Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jan 2021;, 23 Jan 2016;, 16 Sep 2015;, 14 Jul 2019; Martine Ripsrud Instagram profile, 31 Dec 2020)  
HobbiesFishing. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing third in the sprint combination at the 2019 European Championships in Collalbo, Italy. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2019/2020 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m19  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m28  
    2018/2019 World Sprint Championships Overall28  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    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 500m22  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m29  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m36  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m44  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m50  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1000m59