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WANG-HANSEN Aleksander
Sport Sailing
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age36
Place of BirthTønsberg, NOR
Height1.87 m
Weight 87 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
6C, MDC, TPBC
Further Personal Information
Marital status
Common Law / De Facto
Family
Wife Sine Halkjelsvik Bjordal, daughter Eivind
Residence
Oslo, NOR
Occupation
Athlete, Teacher
Languages
English, French, Norwegian
Higher education
Physics - University of Oslo: Norway
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began in 1990 at age eight in Tonsberg, Norway.
Why this sport?
His parents thought he should try it.
Club / Team
Kongelig Norsk Seilforening: Oslo, NOR
Name of coach
Jacob Haug, NOR, from 2013
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
World Championship
Location
Cádiz, ESP
General Interest
Hobbies
Skiing, hiking. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal at the 2005 IFDS World Championships, gold at the 2012 IFDS World Championships and bronze at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Most influential person in career
His former coach, Esben Slaatto. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you're usually right." (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Famous relatives
His brother competed in sailing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. (Athlete, 15 May 2016)
Impairment
His left arm has been amputated below the elbow. (Athlete, 23 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
12 2000 Three-Person Keelboat 70
3 2012 Three-Person Keelboat 42
5 2016 Three-Person Keelboat 54
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2014 Three-Person Keelboat 33.0
4 2016 Three-Person Keelboat 33
World Ranking (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 Three-Person Keelboat Individual Ranking 3928 
  2016 Three-Person Keelboat Individual Ranking 4493