Sverre Lunde Pedersen Wiki: Everything To Know About Speed Skating Gold Medalist 2018

Intrigued about the gold medalist speed skater Sverre Lunde Pedersen? Read all about his performance at the 2018 Olympics and his net worth.

By Amanda Palmer
Sverre Lunde Pedersen Wiki: Everything To Know About Speed Skating Gold Medalist 2018

Who is Sverre Lunde Pedersen?

Sverre Lunde Pedersen was born in 1992. HE is a Norwegian speed skater and the son of former speed skater Jarle Pedersen. Jarle Pedersen is a retired Norwegian speed skater and the current coach of the Norwegian speed skating team. Sverre Lunde Pedersen is a two-time World Junior Champion and represents the club Fana Idrettslag. Jarle Pedersen took part in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid and finished 6th on the 500 m. On 25 November 2009 he started serving as the head coach of the Norwegian Speed skating team after Peter Mueller. Johann Olav Koss then became his assistant. He has been a speed skating coach in the local team Fana IL. In Fana he used to coach his son Sverre Lunde Pedersen. They are going to be reunited on the national team since his son joined the team before the 2009/2010 winter season. Pedersen has done his education in the Physical therapist subject and had that role in the Norwegian Olympic team under the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. In 2011 Pedersen stood 6th in the European Championships in Collalbo and 14th in the World Championships in Calgary. In 2012 he managed to finish 7th at the European Championships, achieving a 2nd place on the 1500 m, and 8th at the World Championships. At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi he finished 5th on the 5000 m. Speed Skating runs in the genes of Norway's Sverre Lunde Pedersen. His father Jarle, competed in the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. Sverre Lunde came into the same field and made his debut 34 years later at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He was placed in the top 10 in all three of his events. His best individual performance was gaining a fifth position in the 5000m. Pedersen had a breakthrough performance at the 2015 World Allround Championships where he won bronze medal. His performance at the next year’s allround championships, got him a silver medal. He also won his first medals from the World Single Distance Championships in 2016 where he won 5000 m bronze medal and a silver medal in team pursuit. Pedersen also helped the Norwegian men to their second team pursuit medal, this time, a bronze at 2017. Sverre Lunde Pedersen's partner is Ingunn Traedal. He can speak English and Norwegian languages fluently. He has coached under national Coach Sondre Skarli. His father Jarle Pedersen has also coached the National team. Sverre has a respiratory illness which led to his non participation at the 2016 European Championships in Minsk, Belarus. Sverre Lunde Pedersen also suffered from knee problems during the 2015/2016 season. He had begun skating at the age of one in Bergen, Norway. He took up skating because in his family, his father and brother were also skaters. Today, he holds an ambition to compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He has won a bronze medal at the 2015 World Allround Championships in Calgary, Ab, Canada. His hero is the Norwegian Speed skater Havard Lorentzen. He continues zooming on wheels with passion and believes in training hard.

Net worth of the skater

The net worth of Sverre Lunde Pedersen is under review.

Sverre Lunde Pedersen

Norway's participant was Sverre Lunde Pedersen, the sorcerer from Os, who already had bronze and gold from this Olympic Games. "I do not want to excuse me as a gold favorite at the joint start but I'm one of the starters who have a chance," said Lunde Pedersen in an interview. He had hectic days after 5,000-meter bronze and gold at the team pace, where he became the locomotive who went Norway to victory. The congratulations have poured on the cell phone, and Lunde Pedersen has been unable to read the newspaper articles about his performance, and check what is written on social media, and even not seen the ranks in reprisal. "When I saw the reprisal, the adrenaline went up. But it's important to enjoy it a bit, Lunde Pedersen smiles. After his amazing performance at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, Sverre did not only himself but also his country proud. "This is by far the biggest I've experienced in my career," says Sverre Lunde Pedersen. He added, his was a great experience. That was what I dreamed of when I started skating. Two thousandths of silver is nothing but I'm glad I'm standing here with a medal. I just waited to know who was first. When I was in goal, I was just cursed by myself and was so scared that it would be a bitter fourth place, "said Pedersen. His parents after watching the victorious leap of their son said, "This is just so wonderful. There were some tears."

Sverre Lunde Pedersen is quite active on his Instagram page @sverrelundepedersen. He posts a lot of his personal photos and photos from his competitions on his Instagram page. Pedersen has done himself and his country proud at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. May he continue to perform with such excellence in the coming events!