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Kristian Ulekleiv


SportSpeed Skating
Born28 Aug 1996 in  Hamar
FamilyPartner Marie Bakken Haugli
ResidenceGjøvik, NOR
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.43 05 Mar 2021 Hamar  
    1000m 1:10.36 17 Mar 2019 Stavanger  
    1500m 1:46.33 07 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    5000m 6:28.65 08 Feb 2020 Calgary  
    10000m 13:57.91 30 Dec 2018 Arendal  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My dad brought me to the ice rink."  
Name of coachBjarne Rykkje [national]; Jeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2009 in his hometown Hamar, Norway.  
Club / TeamGjovik SK: Norway  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games and the world championships. (Skoytelandslaget Facebook page, 16 Sep 2019)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Always try to develop yourself." (Athlete, 23 Nov 2019)  
Most influential person in careerHis father. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2019)  
Hero / IdolSlovakian cyclist Peter Sagan, Russian speed skater Denis Yuskov. (Athlete, 23 Nov 2019)  
Famous relativesHis partner Marie Bakken Haugli has also represented Norway in speed skating. (, 28 Nov 2020; Facebook profile, 11 Apr 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps16  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps19  
    2019/2020 World Cup 1500m20  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m26  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m30  
    2018/2019 World Cup 1500m42  
    2018/2019 World Cup 5000/10000m48  
    2019/2020 World Cup 5000/10000m49