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Bjørn Magnussen

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR10201199801
NOCNorway
Born02 Jan 1998 in  Trondheim
GenderMen
ResidenceTrondheim, NOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian, Spanish
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.74 24 Jan 2021 Heerenveen  
    1000m 1:09.77 01 Mar 2020 Inzell  
    1500m 1:54.94 22 Mar 2015 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    Team Sprint   1    
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/bjoernmagnussen/  
twitter.com/BjoMagn  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN  
Reason for choosing this sportHis family inspired him to take up the sport. "My dad skated and my grandfather did a lot of research into the technique of the sport."  
Club / TeamSportsklubben Falken: Trondheim, NOR  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age seven in 2005 in Trondheim, Norway.  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesA knee injury forced him to miss the 2021 World Cup event in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (kommunikasjon.ntb.no, 08 Nov 2021)

He sustained a hip injury in March 2018 that sidelined him for one month. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)

In January 2017 he underwent knee surgery and was out of action for six months. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)

In January 2016 he fractured his right collarbone, sustained a five-centimetre cut to his head, and suffered a concussion after crashing in training. He underwent surgery on his shoulder and missed the remainder of the season. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019; nrk.no, 01 Feb 2016; aftenposten.no, 01 Feb 2016)

He sustained a hip injury in September 2015 that sidelined him for two months. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)
 
Famous relativesHis father Oystein Magnussen represented Norway in speed skating. Both his father and his grandfather Bjorn Magnussen have served as his personal coaches. (nrk.no, 01 Feb 2016; adressa.no, 23 Mar 2015)  
Hero / IdolCanadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (Adresseavisen, 04 Jan 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Take long rests between the sets. Always skate technically well." (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017)  
Memorable sporting achievementHelping Norway win the overall team sprint title in the 2017/18 World Cup. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis parents, his grandfather, and Canadian speed skater Jeremy Wotherspoon. (Athlete, 16 Nov 2017, 14 Nov 2019)  
HobbiesPlaying video games, travelling. (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
NicknamesBear ["My name [Bjorn] in Norwegian means bear in English."] (Athlete, 14 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  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m8  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m17  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2018/2019 European Sprint Championships Overall19  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships 500m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2018/2019 World Cup Tomaszów Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 World Cup Nur-Sultan Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint2  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m12  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m19  
    2019/2020 World Cup 500m29  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m37  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1000m62