Norway at the 2018 Winter Paralympics

Norway sent competitors to the 2018 Winter Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. People competed in para-alpine skiing, para-Nordic skiing, para-snowboarding, sledge hockey and wheelchair curling.

Norway at the
2018 Winter Paralympics
Flag of Norway.svg
IPC codeNOR
NPCNorwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrett.no
in Pyeongchang
Competitors35 in 6 sports
Medals
Gold
1
Silver
3
Bronze
4
Total
8
Winter Paralympics appearances

TeamEdit

The table below contains the list of members of people (called "Team Norway") that competed in the 2018 Games.

Team Norway
Name Sport Gender Classification Club Events ref
Johannes Birkelund para-Nordic skiing male Oppegård IL cross country skiing [1]
Eirik Bye para-Nordic skiing male Oppegård IL [1]
Rikke Iversen wheelchair curling male Halden Curling Club mixed team [1]
Trygve Toskedal Larsen para-Nordic skiing male Avaldsnes IL/Trysilgutten IL [1]
Rune Lorentsen wheelchair curling male Halden Curling Club mixed team [1]
Sissel Løchen wheelchair curling Stavanger Curlingklubb mixed team [1]
Kristian Moen para-snowboarding Funkis Snowboardklubb [1]
Arvid Nelson para-Nordic skiing male guide skier Svarstad IL cross country skiing [1]
Vilde Nilsen para-Nordic skiing female Kvaløysletta Skilag/Tromsø SSL cross country skiing [1]
Håkon Grønsveen Olsrud para-Nordic skiing male Nordbygda/Løten Ski cross country skiing [1]
Jesper Saltvik Pedersen para-alpine skiing male Plogen Skiklubb [1]
Birgit Skarstein para-Nordic skiing female Frol IL cross country skiing [1][2]
Jostein Stordahl wheelchair curling male Halden Curling Club mixed team [1]
Ole Fredrik Syversen wheelchair curling male Halden Curling Club mixed team [1]
Nils-Erik Ulset para-Nordic skiing male Tingvoll IL [1]

Owe Lüthcke is a sledge hockey referee. The Norwegian went to Pyeongchang to referee matches. He was part of the official Norwegian delegation.[3]

GoalsEdit

For the 2018 Winter Paralympics, Nord-Trøndelag County Council has some goals. These included getting more people to compete in disability sports. They also wanted to increase the level of accessibility to sports buildings and sports field in Nord-Trøndelag County and the rest of Norway.[4]

DopingEdit

In December 2017, Norway said it would not send any anti-doping officials to the Winter Olympics or Paralympics. They are tired of needing to use unpaid volunteers. They think anti-doping officials need to be paid.[5] Anti-doping Norway chief executive Anders Solheim said, "If you sell TV rights for this arrangement for billions of dollars, then we think it's wrong that we pay for Norwegian doping controllers to help with the controls. An inspector should receive a reasonable salary and his trip paid for the three weeks he or she will be there. By not paying doping controllers, the organisers are de facto relying on volunteers. Anti-doping work should not be a voluntary profession for those who want to. It is downplaying the priority of our work, and we are tired of it."[5]

Alpine skiingEdit

BiathlonEdit

Cross-country skiingEdit

Birgit Skarstein competed in two sports: adapted rowing and para-Nordic skiing. She won a gold medal at the 2017 World Rowing Championships in the PR1 W1x. Skarstein also went to the 2016 Summer Paralympics, and she finished fourth. Skarstein has also went to the 2014 Winter Paralympics, competing in para-Nordic skiing.[6]

Para ice hockeyEdit

Summary
Team Group stage Semifinal / Pl. Final / BM / Pl.
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Norway mixed   Italy
L 2–3 GWS
  Canada
L 0–8
  Sweden
W 3–1
3   Japan
W 6–1
  Czech Republic
W 5–2
5

Norway qualified by finishing in the top four at the 2017 Sledge Hockey World Championships.[7][8] Norway played in a tournament in January in Japan. They lost to the Paralympic Games host nation South Korea 0 - 5 in the gold medal game.[9] Norway lost to Italy 4 - 3 in overtime at a tournament in Turin in January 2018.[9]

RosterEdit

Lena Schrøder is the only woman to compete in sledge hockey at the 2018 Winter Paralympics. While the sport allows both men and women to compete against each other, this rarely happens at the Paralympic level.[9]

Norway roster
Name Position Number Club ref
Torstein Aanekre forward 34 Mjøsa Pikes [1]
Thommas Avdal defenseman 24 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Audun Bakke forward 22 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Magnus Bøgle forward 12 IL Kråkene Kjelkehockey
Kissinger Deng goaltender 19 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Eskil Hagen defenseman 7 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Martin Hamre forward 20 VIF Para Ishockey
Kjell Christian Hamar goaltender 18 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Jan Roger Klakegg defenseman 23 Bergen Parahockeyklubb [1]
Knut André Nordstoga defenseman 16 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Rolf Einar Pedersen defenseman 3 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Tor Rivera forward 10 IL Kråkene Kjelkehockey [1]
Lena Schrøder forward 26 VIF Para Ishockey [1][9]
Emil Sørheim forward 15 RIHK Kjelkehockey [1]
Loyd Remi Pallander Solberg forward 17 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Emil Vatne forward 27 Nærbø IL [1]
Morten Værnes forward 9 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Ola Bye Øiseth forward 71 VIF Para Ishockey [1]
Preliminary round
Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 3 3 0 0 0 35 0 +35 9 Semifinals
2   Italy 3 1 1 0 1 5 12 −7 5
3   Norway 3 1 0 1 1 5 12 −7 4 5–8th place semifinals
4   Sweden 3 0 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0
10 March 2018
12:00
Norway  2–3 GWS
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  ItalyGangneung Hockey Centre
Attendance: 5,543
12 March 2018
15:30
Canada  8–0
(2–0, 3–0, 3–0)
  NorwayGangneung Hockey Centre
Attendance: 5,886
13 March 2018
15:30
Norway  3–1
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  SwedenGangneung Hockey Centre
Attendance: 6,059
5–8th place semifinal
14 March 2018
20:00
Norway  6–1
(2–0, 3–1, 1–0)
  JapanGangneung Hockey Centre
Attendance: 3,919
Fifth place game
16 March 2018
20:00
Norway  5–2
(2–1, 1–0, 2–1)
  Czech RepublicGangneung Hockey Centre
Attendance: 4,805

SnowboardingEdit

Banked Slalom
Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Best Rank
Kristian Moen Men's banked slalom, SB-LL1 1:03.39 59.19 DNF 59.19 7
Snowboard cross
Athlete Event Seeding 1/8 final Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Run 1 Run 2 Best Seed
Time Rank Time Rank Position Position Position Position Rank
Kristian Moen Men's snowboard cross, SB-LL1 1:15.59 9 Canceled 1:15.59 9 Q   Wagner (DEN)
L
Did not advance 9

Wheelchair curlingEdit

Summary
Team Event Group stage Tiebreaker Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Rune Lorentsen
Jostein Stordahl
Ole Fredrik Syversen
Sissel Løchen
Rikke Iversen
Mixed   GBR
L 2–5
  CAN
L 1–10
  CHN
L 1–10
  NPA
W 6–2
  SUI
W 6–3
  SWE
L 4–5
  GER
W 8–6
  KOR
W 9–2
  FIN
W 6–4
  USA
W 5–4
  SVK
W 7–6
4 Q N/A   KOR
W 8–6
  CHN
L 5–6
 

Final round robin standings[10]

Key
Teams to playoffs
Pos
Country
Skip W L PF PA Ends Won Ends Lost Blank Ends Stolen Ends Shot %
1   South Korea Seo Soon-seok 9 2 65 51 38 36 9 11 66%
2   Canada Mark Ideson 9 2 74 45 47 28 6 27 62%
3   China Wang Haitao 9 2 85 42 43 32 2 16 67%
4   Norway Rune Lorentsen 7 4 55 57 41 35 5 15 58%
5   Neutral Paralympic Athletes Konstantin Kurokhtin 5 6 61 63 44 37 2 23 62%
6   Switzerland Felix Wagner 5 6 56 63 36 45 2 11 61%
7   Great Britain Aileen Neilson 5 6 57 53 41 33 6 20 62%
8   Germany Christiane Putzich 5 6 57 68 37 39 5 16 54%
9   Slovakia Radoslav Ďuriš 4 7 62 72 39 46 1 11 57%
10   Sweden Viljo Petersson Dahl 4 7 47 66 29 45 8 8 57%
11   Finland Sari Karjalainen 2 9 53 87 35 46 1 11 51%
12   United States Kirk Black 2 9 58 63 37 45 3 12 60%
Round-robin

Norway has a bye in draws 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 and 17.

Semifinal

Friday, 16 March, 15:35

Sheet C 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 EE Final
  South Korea (Seo)   0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 6
  Norway (Lorentsen) 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 8
Final

Saturday, 17 March, 14:35

Sheet B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 EE Final
  China (Wang)   2 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 6
  Norway (Lorentsen) 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae "Norges tropp Paralympics Pyeongchang 2018 - Alle idretter". www.langrenn.com (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  2. ^ "PyeongChang 2018: 6 dual-sport athletes". International Paralympic Committee. 9 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Norsk dommer til Paralympics" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  4. ^ "Kort beskrivelse av konseptet olympiske og paralympiske vinterleker 2018 i Trondheim". www.ntfk.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  5. ^ a b "Norway refusing to send anti-doping controllers to Pyeongchang 2018". 21 December 2017. Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  6. ^ "PyeongChang 2018: 6 dual-sport athletes". International Paralympic Committee. 9 February 2018.
  7. ^ "PyeongChang 2018: 10 things to know". www.paralympic.org. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  8. ^ "PyeongChang 2018: Para ice hockey seedings and groups revealed". International Paralympic Committee.
  9. ^ a b c d "PyeongChang 2018 Sport Week: 5 Para ice hockey storylines". International Paralympic Committee. 2 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Wheelchair Curling – Mixed – Competition Summary" (PDF). International Paralympic Committee. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.