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Bjørn Magnussen

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR10201199801
NOCNorway
Born02 Jan 1998 in  Trondheim
GenderMen
ResidenceTrondheim, NOR
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
OccupationAthlete
Higher educationEngineering - Norwegian University of Science and Technology [NTNU]: Trondheim, NOR
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.36 12 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    1000m 1:08.17 12 Dec 2021 Calgary  
    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     3  
World Sprint Championships
Event  
World Sprint Championships
    Team Sprint 1      
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint   3    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamSportsklubben Falken: Trondheim, NOR  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn 2022 he ruptured the biceps femoris muscle in his leg and was also affected by tendinitis. He was out for five months. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)

A knee injury forced him to miss the 2021 World Cup event in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. In 2022 he had knee surgery and needed two months to recover. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023; kommunikasjon.ntb.no, 08 Nov 2021)

In 2019 and 2020 he was affected by a herniated disc in his lower back. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)

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)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
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."  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolNorwegian alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games, and to set a world record in the 500m. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon, CAN  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in team sprint at the 2022 World Sprint Championships in Hamar, Norway. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age seven in Trondheim, Norway.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Don't let injuries get you down. Be patient and come back stronger." (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/bjoernmagnussen/  
twitter.com/BjoMagn  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesAlpine skiing, fishing, E-sports. (Athlete, 09 Feb 2023)  
NicknamesBear ["My name [Bjorn] in Norwegian means bear in English."] (Athlete, 14 Nov 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint2  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint2  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint2  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2019/2020 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint4  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 500m5  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m6  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall7  
    2019/2020 European Single Distances Championships 500m8  
    2023/2024 European Single Distances Championships 500m12  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m13  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 500m16  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m17  
    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  
    2023/2024 World Single Distances Championships 1000m23  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m25  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2023/2024 Stavanger Team Sprint1  
    2018/2019 Tomaszów Mazowiecki Team Sprint1  
    2019/2020 Nur-Sultan Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2022/2023 Tomaszów Mazowiecki Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2023/2024 Quebec, QC Team Sprint2  
    2018/2019 Obihiro Team Sprint2  
    2020/2021 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m19  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m25  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m29  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m37  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m37  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m41  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m44  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m62