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SKOLBEKKEN Martin Bakkejord
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Norway   
GenderMen
Age27
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Nes, NOR
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para ice hockey in 2018.
Why this sport?
He played football before his accident and missed being part of a team.
Club / Team
Valerenga Para Ice Hockey: Norway
Name of coach
Andre Lysenstoen [national], NOR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
General Interest
Other sports
Before his accident, he played football in the Norwegian fourth tier. (paralympic.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Impairment
Both of his legs were amputated below the knee after part of a building collapsed on him during an earthquake on the Greek island of Kos in 2017. "Suddenly we could hear a loud noise and the ground started to move. We tried to run away from the building we were next to. Then I fell to the ground and when I came to, I saw that my left leg was cut off under the knee, and my right ankle was broken. One of my friends stopped the bleeding with his t-shirt and belt. I was then transported on a table by people in the street to a hospital." (haugenbok.no, 01 Jan 2019; paralympic.org, 13 Jul 2021)
Other information
BOOK RELEASE
He is the co-author of the book 'En halv meter lavere, eye hode hoyere' [Half a meter lower, a head higher], which tells the story of the accident that resulted in his impairment and his recovery. (lillasjel.blogg.no, 12 Mar 2019; haugenbok.no, 01 Jan 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
6 2020/2021 Team