2018-2019 long track season recap: Norway ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


24 mars 2019

2018-2019 long track season recap: Norway

Here’s our 2018-2019 season recap for team Norway in long track speed skating.

By Jackob Savard
Photo: Schaats Foto’s

Norway’s success in the 2018-2019 season were mostly brought by Havard Lorentzen and Sverre Lunde Pedersen.

Well placed in the World cup rankings
The Norwegian team collected some good results in the overall World cup ranking. Havard Lorentzen was again one of the best sprinters in the world this season. He collected four podiums on 500m including a victory and ended the season in 3rd position of the ranking on the distance. He also finished 5th of the 1000m final ranking. Alongside his teammates, Lorentzen also helped Norway finish in 2nd place of the team sprint events. Norwegian men were solid on 1500m placing four skaters in the top 10 (Allan Dahl Johansson, Havard Bokko, Sverre Lunde Pedersen and Sindre Henriksen). These skaters also finished 1st in the team pursuit. Sverre Lunde Pedersen ended his season with a 3rd place in the long distances ranking with three podiums in six races. The ladies’ team had less success, but Ida Njatun managed to finish 13th and 10th on 1000m and 1500m respectively.

Lorentzen and Pedersen medalists at the championships
Norway had reasons to celebrate in the championships season. Havard Lorentzen raced the 2nd best time at the single distance championships on 500m and was 4th on 1000m. He also finished 2nd of the European sprint championships, but wasn’t able to defend his world sprint champion title as he finished 4th. Sverre Lunde Pedersen claimed his 1st world champion title in career with a dominant 5000m race at the World single distances championships. He also finished 2nd on 1500m and in the team pursuit at this competition. Adding to his single distances success, Pedersen collected a 3rd position at the European allround championships and a 2nd place at the World allround championships.

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