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Martine Ripsrud

Norway

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSNOR23110199501
NOCNorway
Born31 Oct 1995
GenderWomen
FamilyPartner Henrik Fagerli Rukke
ResidenceStange, NOR
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 38.40 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1000m 1:16.62 25 Feb 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 2:02.61 20 Mar 2016 Calgary  
    3000m 4:38.09 07 Oct 2012 Hamar  
    5000m 8:22.20 16 Dec 2012 Stavanger  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
European Single Distances Championships
Event  
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/Martine-Ripsrud-336502400089476  
twitter.com/MartineRipsrud  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She took up ice skating at age four, and decided to focus solely on speed skating at age 13.  
Reason for choosing this sportHer father introduced her to the sport. "I think what made me like speed skating so much was the high speed and combining that with technique. Those things together are what made me want to do this sport."  
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN  
Club / TeamStange Sportsklub: Norway  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2014 she was awarded the Hedmarksnala [Hedmark Needle] by the Hedmark Skating Circuit in Norway in recognition of the gold medal she won at the Norwegian junior sprint championships. (stange.vgs.no, 06 Jan 2014; hedmark-sk.com, 2014)  
InjuriesIn November 2017 she sustained a wound to her leg after a collision with teammate Ida Njatun. (h-a.no, 02 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesSpending time with friends. (Skoytelandslaget Facebook page, 08 Sep 2019)  
Famous relativesHer partner Henrik Fagerli Rukke represented Norway in speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (stangeavisa.no, 14 Jul 2019; Instagram profile, 31 Dec 2020; SportsDeskOnline, 21 Jan 2021)  
Hero / IdolDutch speed skater Ireen Wust, US speed skater Brittany Bowe, Korean speed skater Lee Sang-Hwa. (espern.no, 2016)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and to win gold medals at the world championships and Olympic Winter Games. (stangeavisa.no, 14 Jul 2019; Skoytelandslaget Facebook page, 08 Sep 2019)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint7  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2020/2021 European Sprint Championships Overall14  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 500m15  
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall17  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall20  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m21  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall26  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint3  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m30  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m45  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m47  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m48  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m56