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NILSEN Nils Erik
Sport Shooting Para sport
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age72
Height1.77 m
Weight 95 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
SH1
Further Personal Information
Family
Wife Bjørg and children Kolbjørn and Per Åge
Residence
Norway
Occupation
Journalist
Languages
English, German, Norwegian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 1958 aged 10 in Fluberg.
Why this sport?
His father was a shooter.
Club / Team
Nordre Land Sportsskyttere: Norway
Name of coach
Per Erik Løkken/Bjørn Myrseth
Coach from which country?
Norway
Coach from what year?
2007
Senior International Debut
Year
2007
Competing for
Norway
Tournament
European Championship
Location
Suhl, GER
General Interest
Hobbies
Hunting, fishing, writing, reading, wood turning and spending time with his grandchildren. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Most influential person in career
"My father." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Hero / Idol
"G. G Skattebo - the first Norwegian Olympic champion. A rifle shooter from my own district." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Injuries
He injured his neck in 1979 and says he did not fully recover until 1981. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To do the best I can." (Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)
Impairment
Due to an accident on a building site where he worked as a carpenter he has problems moving his feet and walking. (Athlete, 25 Aug 2011; Athlete, 08 Feb 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
24 2010 R6 - 50m Free Rifle Prone SH1