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Martine Ripsrud


SportSpeed Skating
Born31 Oct 1995
FamilyPartner Henrik Fagerli Rukke
ResidenceStange, NOR
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 37.90 09 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    1000m 1:15.79 11 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    1500m 2:02.26 02 Dec 2022 Calgary  
    3000m 4:38.09 07 Oct 2012 Hamar  
    5000m 8:22.20 16 Dec 2012 Stavanger  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Sprint Championships
World Sprint Championships
    Team Sprint     1  
European Single Distances Championships
European Single Distances Championships
    Team Sprint     2  
Social Media
Social Media  
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 presented with the Hedmarksnala [Hedmark Needle] by the Hedmark Skating Circuit in Norway. The honour was in recognition of the gold medal she won at the Norwegian junior sprint championships. (, 06 Jan 2014;, 01 Jan 2014)  
InjuriesIn November 2017 she sustained a wound to her leg after a collision with her teammate, Ida Njatun. (, 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. (, 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. (, 01 Jan 2016)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Team Sprint3  
    2017/2018 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships Team Sprint3  
    2018/2019 World Single Distances Championships Team Sprint7  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2021/2022 World Sprint Championships Overall10  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 500m10  
    2021/2022 European Single Distances Championships 1000m11  
    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  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 500m19  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall20  
    2020/2021 World Single Distances Championships 500m21  
    2022/2023 World Single Distances Championships 1000m22  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m23  
    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  
    2022/2023 World Cup 500m18  
    2020/2021 World Cup 500m18  
    2022/2023 World Cup 1000m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m30  
    2021/2022 World Cup 500m33  
    2018/2019 World Cup 500m40  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m45  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m47  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m48  
    2021/2022 World Cup 1000m53  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m56