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Håvard Lorentzen


SportSpeed Skating
Born02 Oct 1992 in  Bergen
FamilyPartner Hege Bokko
ResidenceBergen, NOR
LanguagesEnglish, Norwegian, Swedish
Higher educationEconomics, Mathematics - Bergen University College: Norway
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 34.41 09 Dec 2017 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:06.98 02 Dec 2017 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.45 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:39.99 07 Nov 2010 Hamar  
    10000m 14:40.65 24 Feb 2013 Hamar  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    500m 1      
    1000m   1    
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1000m 1      
    1500m     2  
    Team Pursuit 8 Laps 2 1    
World Sprint Championships
World Sprint Championships
    Overall 1 1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachJeremy Wotherspoon [national], CAN; Bjarne Rykkje [national]  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age eight in Bergen, Norway.  
Reason for choosing this sport"I started cycling at age eight. There was this guy in Bergen [in Norway], where I am from, who did speed skating in the winter and cycling in the summer. My brother and I started to do that as well. And then from age 13 I only trained in speed skating. Before that I did some skating on hockey skates with the family, but initially I was a cyclist."  
Club / TeamFana IL: Norway  
General Interest
General Interest
Hero / IdolNorwegian speed skater Sverre Lunde Pedersen. (NOC Media Guide, 01 Feb 2018)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, and silver at the 2017 World Sprint Championships in Calgary, AB, Canada. (, 19 Feb 2018;, 26 Feb 2017)  
Famous relativesHis partner Hege Bokko has also represented Norway in speed skating, and she competed at the Olympic Games in 2014 and 2018. His brother Hakon has played professional football, and during the 2018/19 season he was contracted to Norwegian top tier club Sandefjord. (, 03 Mar 2017;, 07 Sep 2018;, 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 20 Oct 2018)  
HobbiesPlaying the drums and guitar. (NOC Media Guide, 01 Feb 2018)  
InjuriesHe suffered a hand injury in October 2017 after falling during cycling training. (, 06 Oct 2017, 05 Oct 2017)

In October 2015 he fell and suffered a severe cut to his leg that required a skin graft. He returned to action in January 2016. (, 03 Mar 2017)
Other sportsHe was a Norwegian cycling champion as a junior. (, 02 Mar 2018)  
NicknamesLorre (, 23 Feb 2018)  
AmbitionsTo break the 500m world record. (, 23 May 2018)  
Awards and honoursIn May 2018 he was presented with the Oscar Mathisen Trophy for his gold medal performance in the 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. The trophy is presented annually to the skater that delivers the most exceptional performance. (, 23 May 2018)  
Other informationENDING THE WAIT
By winning gold medal in 500m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, he ended Norway's 20-year wait for gold in speed skating. His gold was also the first Norwegian gold in 500m in 70 years. "I dreamed about it and it's incredible to achieve it. Nothing can be better than this." (, 19 Feb 2018)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Sprint Championships Overall1  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m1  
    2016/2017 World Sprint Championships Overall2  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m2  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps5  
    2016/2017 European Sprint Championships Overall5  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1000m6  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 500m7  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m11  
    2014/2015 World Sprint Championships Overall13  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m16  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1000m18  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 1000m20  
    2015/2016 World Sprint Championships Overall22  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 1500m22  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m24  
    2011/2012 World Sprint Championships Overall29  
    2014 Olympic Games 2 x 500m32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup Overall1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk Team Sprint1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen Team Sprint2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Stavanger Team Sprint2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Erfurt 1000m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin Qualification Combination Sprint3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Heerenveen Team Pursuit 8 Laps3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Minsk 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup Berlin 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Calgary, AB 1000m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m4  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m10  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m11  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m13  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall14  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m15  
    2013/2014 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps17  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m17  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m19  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m24  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps35  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m36  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m36  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m38  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall41  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m42  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m44  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m48  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m50  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m52