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PEDERSEN Rolf Einar
Sport Para cross-country, Para ice hockey, Ice Sledge Speed Racing
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age51
Place of BirthSandefjord, NOR
Height1.86 m
Weight 92 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Marlyn, two children
Residence
Mjøndalen, NOR
Occupation
Business Owner, Sales
Languages
English, Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1996 in Oslo, Norway.
Why this sport?
He has been involved in winter sports his whole life.
Club / Team
Valerenga Ishockey: Oslo, NOR
Name of coach
Espen Hegde [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
Senior International Debut
Year
1996
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Nynäshamn, SWE
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2004 World Championships in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby, Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He won a silver medal and two bronze medals in ice sledge speed racing at the 1988 Paralympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. He also claimed gold in cross-country skiing at the 1992 Paralympic Winter Games in Tignes. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Apr 2016)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated after he was involved in a motorcycle accident at age 16. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2018; funksport.no, 2016)
Other information
BUSINESS OWNER
He is the founder Funksport As, a company that produces activity aids for people with an impairment. (Facebook profile, 02 Feb 2018; funksport.no, 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
2 2002 Team  
2 2006 Team  
3 2010 Team  
4 2014 Team  
5 2018 Team  
World Championship - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
2 1996 Team  
1 2004 Team  
2 2008 Team  
2 2009 Team  
5 2012 Team  
5 2013 Team  
4 2015 Team  
4 2017 Team  
5 2019 Team  
European Championships - Para ice hockey
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011 Team  
3 2016 Team  
Paralympic Games - Para cross-country
Rank Year Event Result
1 1992 3 x 2.5km Relay LW10-11 24:21.6