Petter Northug Jr
Sport: Cross-Country
Birthdate: January 6, 1986
Birthplace: Mosvik, Norway
Hometown: Mosvik, Norway
Residence: Meraaker, Norway
Ht: / Wt: 6'0" / 180 lbs

Getting to know: Petter Northug Jr

The "King of Liberec," following a three-gold performance at the 2009 World Championships, and figures to be a favorite in four events at Whistler Olympic Park ... After being left off the 2006 Olympic team, swept all the events at the Junior World Championships ... Known for his ferocious finishing kick as well as his bravado before, during and after a race.


DateEvent RankResults
Mon, Feb 15 - 12:30p15km Individual 4135:39.5
Wed, Feb 24 - 11:15a4 x 10km RelayMedal Silver21:45:21.3
Mon, Feb 22 - 1:29pTeam Sprint -- FinalMedal Gold119:01.0
Mon, Feb 22 - 11:35aTeam Sprint -- Semifinals 119:01.0
Wed, Feb 17 - 10:40aIndividual Sprint -- Qualification 6 
Wed, Feb 17 - 12:58pIndividual Sprint -- Medal RoundMedal Bronze3 
Sun, Feb 28 - 9:30a50km Mass StartMedal Gold12:05:35.5
Sat, Feb 20 - 1:30p30km Pursuit 111:15:53.1

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    Who am I?

    As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.

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