February 3, 2023


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Paralympics Beijing 2022-Jesper Saltvik Pedersen

Pedersen becomes king of the Paralympics – takes his fourth gold – NRK Sport – sports news, results and broadcast schedule

It is a dream come true to get four gold medals in the Paralympic Games. It’s completely raw, Jesper Saltvik Pedersen tells NRK.

With gold in the super-G, super formula, giant slalom and slopes, as well as silver slopes, the 22-year-old Norwegian is undoubtedly the king of the Paralympics.

The alpine star from Karm√ły is behind five of the seven Norwegian medals in the tournament.

Norway finished it in eighth place on the medal list at the Paralympic Games.

It was completely raw. I came into this tournament with a lot of confidence after the World Cup in Havgill, but there is something special about the Paralympics. It was a little special here in Beijing, but we focused on the sport and were able to adapt every day. It exceeded all expectations, Pedersen smiles.

Outstanding: Jesper Saltvik Pedersen was unstoppable at the Paralympics. On Sunday, he won by six seconds.

Photo: Simon Bruty for OIS / NTB

Will there be any celebration when you get home?

It will probably be a little festive, but first of all I will relax. It’s been a tough few weeks here. He responds, I’m ready to take life a little easier for the next few weeks.

– take it easy! take it easy!

He could hardly have finished the Paralympics in a better way: Pedersen led a great first round and kept his cool in the last.

However, NRK commentator Ole Kristian Stoltenberg was very nervous along the way.

– take it easy! take it easy! “It’s keeping you from doing a mediocre exercise,” exclaimed the commentator.

In the end he was a full six seconds ahead of Niels de Langen of the Netherlands. Italy’s Rene de Silvestro won the bronze.

Pedersen admits that the second round was a bit tricky.

– It was Difficult conditions. It’s been a little “pattern of coexistence”, but I went through it. I managed to solve business tasks in a straightforward way – the conditions were taken into account. It sure doesn’t look pretty. I went down and today was the most important thing. I ended up with gold today too. He says it’s great.

Pedersen will wrap up a brilliant Paralympic Games as Norway’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony in Beijing tonight. This was confirmed by the Norwegian Sports Federation on Sunday morning.

Paralympic Games Beijing 2022 - Jesper Saltvik Pedersen

Gold wholesaler: Jesper Saltvik Pedersen won five of Norway’s seven medals at the Paralympics.

Photo: Joel Marklund for OIS / NTB

Nelson is in nineteenth place

Earlier in the night in Norwegian time, Norway also took home a bronze medal in the 4×2.5km open relay race in cross-country skiing.

Ukraine took the gold while France ran away with the silver.

In the men’s slalom, Marcus Grasto-Nelson took 19th place. Arthur Boucher of France took the gold medal.

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