Håvard Bøkko

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Håvard Bøkko
Håvard Bøkko 2007.jpg
Håvard Bøkko during the World Championships 2007 in Heerenveen
Personal information
Nickname(s) The Shadow
Born (1987-02-02) 2 February 1987 (age 30)
Hønefoss, Norway
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Sport
Country Norway
Sport Speed skating
Turned pro 2004

Håvard Bøkko About this sound /2hoːʋar 2bøku/  (born 2 February 1987) is a Norwegian speedskater, the premier skater from his country since 2008, with 32 national championships and thirteen international medals. He had junior results similar to those of Sven Kramer, Gianni Romme and Eric Heiden from the early 1980s before the clap skate. He is the older brother of Hege Bøkko.

Speed skating career[edit]

In 2006, Bøkko was the Junior World Champion, winning the three longest distances. In the European Speedskating Championships he won the bronze in 2006, was no. 4 in 2007, and caught the silver in 2008 and 2009 (on both occasions trailing Sven Kramer). In the World Allround Speedskating Championships he was no. 4 in 2007 and won the overall silver medal, after Sven Kramer, in both 2008 and 2009. At the latter occasion he managed the feat of reaching the podium for each of the four distances (silver, gold, silver, silver for 500, 1500, 5000, 10000 m). He went on to win the silver medal in the 2009 World Single Distance Championships 5000 and the 10000 m, only beaten by Kramer.

In November 2005 he broke three junior world records in two weeks. On 5 November he raced 3000 metres on 3:43.66, on the 13th he raced 5000 metres in 6:18.93 and on the 18th he broke the 1500 metres record with 1:46.07. As of March 2009, he is ranked 4th in the Speedskating Adelskalender and is the highest ranking Norwegian on this list.[1]

Bøkko holds the Norwegian records in the 1500 m (1:42.67), the 5000 m (6:09.94), the 10000 m (12:53.89) and the allround samalogue event (145.761), and is with Sverre Haugli and Henrik Christiansen also on the team that holds the national record 3:42.88 in the Team Pursuit event. His 3:39.28 result from February 2009 is the 3rd best 3000 m time ever (after Eskil Ervik and Chad Hedrick). Also, as of March 2009, only six skaters (Shani Davis, Denny Morrison, Trevor Marsicano, Erben Wennemars, Simon Kuipers and Chad Hedrick) have skated the 1500 m faster than Bøkko's 1:42.67, and only four skaters (Sven Kramer, Enrico Fabris, Carl Verheijen and Chad Hedrick) have skated the 5000 m faster than his 6:09.94.

Development[edit]

Season Age 500 metres 1000 metres 1500 metres 3000 metres 5000 metres 10 000 metres
1995/96 9 55.6 2:06.3
1996/97 10 52.0 1:58.8
1997/98 11 50.63 1:54.8
1998/99 12 48.41 1:35.9 2:27.3
1999/00 13 46.50 1:33.07 2:25.77 5:22.6 –
2000/01 14 44.40 1:30.09 2:17.56 5:03.9 –
2001/02 15 41.82 1:24.29 2:09.38 4:35,44 – 9:00,2 18:46.2
2002/03 16 39.88 1:20.34 2:02.38 4:17.66 –
2003/04 17 38.46 1:17.6 1:57.98 4:05.32 – 7:05.00
2004/05 18 37.00 1:12.87 1:50.75 4:00.37 – 6:31.91 13:46.08
2005/06 19 36.65 1:10.57 1:46.07 3:43.66 6:18.93 13:24.09
2006/07 20 35.87 ... 1:44.57 3:46.33 6:16.59 13:14.03
2007/08 21 ... 1:08.60 1:43.93 3:40.22 6:12.28 13:06.42
2008/09 22 35.86 ... 1:42.67 3:39.28 6:09.94 13:00.65
2009/10 23 36.27 1:08.42 1:42.89 3:44.34 6:13.25 13:04.08
2010/11 24 35.89 1:10.17 1:43.55 3:45.85 6:12.98 12:53.89
2011/12 25 36.47 1:10.39 1:45.97 3:44.37 6:17.88 13:05.55

Records[edit]

World records[edit]

Distance Time Date Location Note
3000 m 3:43.66 15 November 2005 Calgary Junior record
5000 m 6:18.93 13 November 2005 Calgary Junior record
1500 m 1:46.07 18 November 2005 Salt Lake City Junior record
3000 m 3:43.20 21 March 2006 Calgary Junior record

Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500 metres 35.85 18 October 2013 Hamar
1000 metres 1:08.42 13 December 2009 Salt Lake City
1500 metres 1:42.67 6 March 2009 Salt Lake City
3000 metres 3:39.28 28 February 2009 Salt Lake City
5000 metres 6:09.94 7 March 2009 Salt Lake City
10000 metres 12:53.89 13 February 2011 Calgary

Source: SpeedskatingResults.com[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Current standing Adelskalendern, Evert Stenlund
  2. ^ "Håvard Bøkko". speedskatingresults.com. 

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