Petter Northug

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Birthday
6, 1986
Birthplace
Framverran, Norway
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
6, 1986 (age 32)
Birthplace
Framverran, Norway

About

Dominant Norwegian cross country skier who won nine gold medals at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships from 2007 to 2013. He won his first Olympic gold medals in 2010, emerging victorious in the team sprint and 50 kilometer events.

Before Fame

He was a star early on, becoming the first junior to ever win a Norwegian National Championship.

Trivia

He is an avid poker player and has campaigned for the legalization of the sport in Norway.

Family Life

He has siblings named Tomas and Even. He previously dated Rachael Nordtomme. 

Associated With

In 2010, he became the first skier since Sweden's Gunde Svan to win the 50 kilometer race at Holmenkollen, the Winter Olympics and the World Championships.