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URHAUG Tommy
Sport Table Tennis
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age42
Place of BirthBergen, NOR
Height1.75 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
TT5
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Gunn, daughters Oyvor and Solveig
Residence
Manger, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Norwegian
Higher education
Occupational Therapy - University of Bergen: Norway
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1994 at age 14 at school in Norway.
Why this sport?
His father inspired him.
Club / Team
Stord BTK [NOR] / RSG Koblenz [GER]:
Name of coach
Jan Bergersen [national]; Aleksey Yefremov [personal]
Handedness
Right
Senior International Debut
Year
1999
Competing for
Norway
Location
Wiener Neustadt, AUT
General Interest
Nicknames
Turhaug (Athlete, 12 May 2016)
Hobbies
Music, fishing, handcycling, boats. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the men's class 5 singles event at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Most influential person in career
His father, and coach Jan Bergersen. (Athlete, 22 Aug 2021)
Hero / Idol
Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjorndalen. (Athlete, 12 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Male Para Athlete of the Year for 2006, 2007, 2012 and 2015 at the Norwegian Sports Gala. (strilen.no, 25 Jul 2013; nrk.no, 06 Jan 2007, 13 Nov 2008, 12 Jan 2013; langrenn.com, 09 Jan 2016)

He was named Person of the Decade from 2000-2010 in Nordhordland, Norway. (invacare.no, 2020)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (nordhordland.no, 26 Mar 2017)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2010 Singles Class 5  
9 2010 Open Wheelchair  
3 2014 Singles Class 5  
3 2018 Singles Class 5  
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
5 2000 Singles Class 5  
5 2000 Team Class 5  
3 2008 Singles Class 4-5  
1 2012 Singles Class 5  
Final 3-4 2016 Singles Class 5  
5 2021 Singles Class 5  
European Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2011 Singles Class 5  
1 2013 Singles Class 5  
1 2015 Singles Class 5  
7 2015 Team Class 5  
3 2017 Singles Class 5  
5 2017 Team Class 5  
3 2019 Singles Class 5  
3 2019 Team Class 5  
World Ranking (01 Nov 2015)
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 Singles Class 5  
3 2015 Open Wheelchair  
1 2015 Singles Class 5  
3 2015 Open Wheelchair  
5 2017 Singles Class 5  
16 2017 Open Wheelchair  
6 2017 Singles Class 5  
15 2017 Open Wheelchair  
6 2017 Singles Class 5  
15 2017 Open Wheelchair  
5 2018 Singles Class 5  
13 2018 Open Wheelchair  
3 2018 Singles Class 5  
8 2018 Open Wheelchair  
3 2018 Singles Class 5  
8 2018 Open Wheelchair  
2 2019 Singles Class 5  
8 2019 Open Wheelchair  
1 2019 Singles Class 5  
4 2019 Open Wheelchair  
1 2019 Singles Class 5  
4 2019 Open Wheelchair  
3 2020 Singles Class 5  
8 2020 Open Wheelchair  
3 2020 Singles Class 5  
8 2020 Open Wheelchair  
3 2021 Singles Class 5  
8 2021 Open Wheelchair  
3 2021 Singles Class 5  
8 2021 Open Wheelchair  
3 2021 Singles Class 5  
8 2021 Open Wheelchair