Deaflympics 2021 (2022)
Athlete: Tobias Allers-Hansen
Club: Gneist IL
Residence: Bergen with my family
Hobbies: I like football and being with friends. Ski jumping is also one of my passions but now I only watch it on TV.
Favourite film/series: I like almost every type of films, but the favourite genre is action movies. I also like series where the action take place in space and aliens planets. One of my favourite series is “the 100”.
Favourite food: Pizza of course.
Greatest sport moment: Skiflying world championship in Vikersund in 2012 was an epic experience. It was also really fun to watch Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Karsten Warholm taking home the gold medals at Tokyo Olympics. These guys are my idols and they inspire me to work every day to achieve my goals.
Follow online/connect: Instagram @ t_o_b_i_a_s_a_h_
What made you go all in on your sport? In my younger years I was good at running and it was fun. I was competing against great people, and we became friends outside of the track. I made my choice to go all in on track and field in 2019 when I had to choose high school. I decided to go to Tertnes high school, which is the official high school supported by the Norwegian Olympic Committee. My club coach, Bjarte Eikanger, is head of middle distance runners at the school, and many of my teammates were already pupils there. So, I thought “yes, this is an opportunity I have to take” and today I am very happy with my choice.
What is your greatest moment as an athlete? My greatest moment as an athlete is hard to say. In 2019 I ran an 800m in Strandebarm and I broke the 2 minutes limit. It was a great day with teammates, and we all ran very well. This was a great moment. But I think maybe the biggest moment as an athlete is not a specific race, but my 2021 season. I found back the joy of running after a really hard 2020season!
Athlete: Ali Reza
Club: Tiger KaraterKlubb
Born: Bergen, 26.04.1975
Residence: Oslo, Norway
Height: 168 cm
Favourite food: Chicken and salad
Follow online/connect: Instagram @alireho_deaf
What made you go all in on your sport? My brother who is also deaf. He is now national team coach in Iran.
Athlete: Jan Roger Andersson
Club: Hardanger BTK
Residence: Øystese, Norway
Height: 180 cm
Hobbies: Poker, fishing ad muic
Hobbies: Running, gaming and movies
Favourite music: Pop
Favourite film/series: Prison Break, Fast & furious
Favourite food: Mangolsk, sushi
Greatest sport moment: Truls Möregårdn finale in world championship in table tennis in 2021.
What made you go all in on your sport? My dad who also plays table tennis at a high level took me to training. I realized that I enjoyed table tennis very much.
What is your greatest moment as an athlete? My two bronze medals from the European Championships.
What is your goal for Deaflympics 2022? To qualify for the finals where anything can happen.
Athlete: Dag Bøe
Club: Varegg Fleridrett
Born: Bergen, 17.01.1986
Height: 178 cm
Occupation: Film producer, Supervisuell
Hobbies: Running, gaming and movies
Favourite music: Linkin Park
Favourite film/series: Star Wars
Favourite food: Pizza
Greatest sport moment: Blummenfelt, Triathlon Gold in Tokyo 2021
Follow online/connect: Instagram @vfxdag / Snapchat @hverdagsdov
What made you go all in on your sport? Deaflympics in Brazil. I was asked about Deaflympics 2 years ago and I thought by my age. I maybe won’t get another chance. It’s like my lifetime opportunity.
What is your greatest moment as an athlete? I’m still new into this sport, but my first championship in Lithuania was a great experience!
Athlete: Johanne Viken Flaten
Club: Eiker O-lag
Residence: Hokksund, Norway
Hobbies: Skiing and reading
Favourite music: Abba and One direction
Favourite film/series: Supernatural series
Favourite food: Taco and avocado
Greatest sport moment: When Marit Bjørgen won gold medal in 2018 at 30 km cross country skiing at OL.
Follow online/connect: instagram @flatenjohanne
What made you go all in on your sport? I really enjoy challenges and that`s what orienteering is all about.
What is your greatest moment as an athlete? Yet to come.
Athlete: Leif Foss
Club: Nordre Follo orientering/Oslo døves sportsklubb
Height: 176 cm
Occupation: Social work
Hobbies: Training and my family
Favourite film/series: CODA
Favourite food: Indian
Greatest sport moment: OL Atalanta, gold medal to Rodal on 800 m.
Follow online/connect: @laffylaff
What made you go all in on your sport? Orienteering is one of several sports I am active in. But in orienteering is yourself, nature and running in one and same sports. It’s amazing.
What is your greatest moment as an athlete? Oh, There is so many, and in differents sports! Many good moments in futsal- 2.place i deaf champions league 2016, and best goalkeeper in the tournament. 4.place in sprint relay in Deaflympics winter 2019 (cross country skiing). Also many good memories from ultra-running.
Athlete: Andrea H. Hjellegjerde
Club: Stjordal Golfclub
Occupation: Preschool educational leader
Hobbies: Other sports
Greatest sport moment: WDGC 2014 and Deaflympics 2017
Follow online/connect: Instagram @adreah
What made you go all in on your sport? Love all the challenges it gives me.
What is your greatest moment as an athlete? WDGC 2014 and Deaflympics 2017.