Ida Njåtun

Ida Njåtun (Norwegian: [ˈîːdɑ ˈnjôːˌtʉːn] (About this soundlisten); born 6 February 1991) is a Norwegian speed skater specialising in the 1500 and 3000 metres distances.[2] She represents the club Asker SK.

Ida Njåtun
Ida Njåtun 2011.jpg
Njåtun in 2011
Personal information
NationalityNorwegian
Born (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 30)
Bærum, Norway
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in) (2014)[1]
Sport
CountryNorway
SportSpeed skating
Updated on 8 March 2015.

Njåtun won her first medal at a Norwegian senior championship in 2008 (then aged 16), and became Norwegian allround champion in 2011.[3] Njåtun withdrew from defending her national title the following season due to illness,[4] but came back to win four successive gold medals in the allround championships from 2013 to 2016, and again in 2019. Njåtun has been on the podium in the World Cup twice, in Berlin 2010[5] and in Erfurt in 2018 (both in the 1500 metre event).[6]

During the 2014-15 World Cup season, she came sixth in the 1500 metres overall ranking (with four individual fourth places, including at the World Cup Final in Erfurt). Despite coming in seventh place at the 2015 World Single Distance Championships, she came back to win the bronze medal at the 2015 World Allround Championships. Njåtun's medal was the first by a Norwegian female skater at the World Allround Championships since Bjørg Eva Jensen in 1980. During the competition, Njåtun also won the 1500 metres event and set a new national distance record of 1:52.71.

Njåtun came fifth in the 2015-16 World Cup 1500 metres rankings, but only finished in tenth place at the 2016 World Single Distance Championships. She also failed to qualify for the final distance at the 2016 World Allround Championships, finishing as number nine.

Personal recordsEdit

Personal records[7]
Women's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 m 39.38 7 March 2015 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1000 m 1:15.68 14 November 2015 Olympic Oval, Calgary
1500 m 1:54.51 8 March 2015 Olympic Oval, Calgary
3000 m 3:57.58 15 November 2013 Utah Olympic Oval, Salt Lake City
5000 m 6:56.45 8 March 2015 Olympic Oval, Calgary

She is currently in 16th position in the adelskalender.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014.
  2. ^ McClellan, John (2007–2012). "Speedskatingresults.com". Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  3. ^ Teigen, Magne (4 November 2012). "Medaljevinnere i norske mesterskap på skøyter ( pr. 4. nov 2012 )" (PDF). Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  4. ^ NTB (11 February 2012). "Njåtun tilbake i slag". Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  5. ^ Rove Bentsen, Anders; Olset, Carina (19 November 2010). "Treneren gråt for Ida Njåtun". Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Tilbake på pallen etter over syv år – da trillet tårene for Ida Njåtun". NRK. 21 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Ida Njåtun". speedskatingresults.com. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Adelskalendern". evertstenlund.se. Retrieved 3 November 2018.

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