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Peder Kongshaug


SportSpeed Skating
Born13 Aug 2001
ResidenceStavanger, NOR
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Higher educationEngineering - University of Stavanger: Norway
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 35.86 02 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    1000m 1:10.32 13 Feb 2021 Heerenveen  
    1500m 1:42.88 04 Dec 2021 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:13.51 19 Nov 2022 Heerenveen  
    10000m 13:12.15 17 Dec 2022 Calgary  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 1      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1000m 1      
World Single Distances Championships
World Single Distances Championships
    Team Pursuit     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachBjarne Rykkje [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport in 2010 at the Sormarka Arena in Stavanger, Norway. "Without Sormarka Arena, I would never have gone skating. It was a new rink, and my father took me to skating practice with a group of old men. Before it was built, I had no relationship with skating. It is correct to say that I am a product of Sormarka Arena."  
Club / TeamStavanger Sandnes SK: Norway  
Reason for choosing this sport"I was not extremely talented. I was tiny and often beaten by stronger kids my age. But I liked the speed on only a small blade of steel. When I was [age] 15 I quit football to only focus on speed skating and at [age] 16 or 17, I chose to go to a sports school to try and become as good as possible in speed skating."  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 02 Mar 2022)  
HobbiesPlaying the piano, music, skiing, surfing, cycling, photography. (, 28 Jan 2021; Viaplay Vintersport Facebook page, 17 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 15 Jan 2021)  
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe wears his lucky Superman T-shirt underneath his suit when he competes. (, 13 Jan 2020)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in team pursuit at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 02 Mar 2022)  
Famous relativesHis father Peer Albert Kongshaug represented Norway in sailing, and placed eighth at the 1988 Flying Dutchman World Championship in Medemblik, Netherlands. (, 01 Jan 2021;, 04 Feb 2020;, 23 Dec 2015)  
Most influential person in careerHis father Peer Albert Kongshaug. "He passed away in 2015, but he was the one who introduced me to various sports." (, 04 Feb 2020;, 23 Dec 2015)  
Other informationFOOTBALL
He began playing football at age six and was goalkeeper for the U14 team at the Viking FK club in Norway. "Friends I made there at the beginning are now [speaking in 2022] still my best friends. Football was something I thought was a lot of fun, but the special thing was the social aspect of the sport. Besides, I was the goalkeeper of the best team in Norway in my age group. I never had the chance to show my skills. There wasn't much to do back there. It was a very tough choice [to switch to speed skating]. I felt like I was leaving my friends, and was very afraid that I wouldn't be part of the group anymore. They have been extremely important to me. They understood what I was doing and what was required to be the best. They watch my races and attend any competitions they can. It's an extremely nice group of friends." (, 02 Mar 2022)

He has studied economics at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. "I haven't been to the University of Stavanger or BI Norwegian Business School yet [speaking in March 2022], I do most of my studies online, get things organised, and get to take exams wherever I am in the world." (, 02 Mar 2022)
NicknamesMozart (Viaplay Vintersport Facebook page, 17 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolNorwegian speed skater Sverre Lunde Pedersen. (, 28 Jan 2021)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Sometimes you have bad days in speed skating, you have to forget about that." (, 28 Jan 2021)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games Team Pursuit1  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships Team Pursuit3  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships 500m2  
    2021/2022 World Allround Championships Allround4  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2022/2023 European Allround Championships Allround5  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1500m7  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 1000m14  
    2020/2021 European Allround Championships Allround14  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Mass Start17  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 5000m18  
    2022 Olympic Games Mass Start27  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki Team Pursuit1  
    2021/2022 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT Team Pursuit2  
    2021/2022 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Tomaszˇw Mazowiecki 1500m2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Stavanger Team Pursuit3  
    2022/2023 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Pursuit3  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1500m6  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1500m9  
    2022/2023 World Cup 1500m11  
    2020/2021 World Cup 5000m24  
    2022/2023 World Cup 5000/10000m24  
    2020/2021 World Cup 1000m28  
    2020/2021 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps29  
    2021/2022 World Cup 5000/10000m36  
    2022/2023 World Cup 1000m44