Hege Bøkko

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Description Hege Bøkko is a Norwegian long-track speedskater, and the younger sister of Håvard Bøkko.Personal lifeHege was born in Hønefoss in Buskerud county, Norway in 1991, but she has been living in Hovet, Buskerud her whole life. She has two older brothers, amongst them is Håvard Bøkko.Hege has been interested in ice skating all her life, but she also played other sports during her youth. She has been ice skating since the age of three, and from a young age has attended lesser contests at the local ice skating stadium in Hol.From 1997 to 2004 she attended Hovet School. From 2004 to 2007 she attended Hol Lower Secondary School in Geilo. At the moment she is attending her last year at Gol Upper Secondary School.2008/2009 seasonCompeting at the 2009 Norwegian senior national championships at individual distances, while still at junior age 17, she won gold medals at the 500-m and 1000-m events, the bronze medal at the 1500-m and a fourth place at the 3000-m, very nearly accomplishing four medals in four events. She holds several national records for the younger year classes.In the first ever Junior World Cup speedskating event organised by the International Skating Union, in Inzell, 28–30 November 2008, Bøkko won the 1500-m and became number three in the 500-m and 1000-m. At the second Junior World Cup, organised one week later in Asker, Bøkko won the 1000-m and came second in the 500-m.
Web site http://www.hegebokko.com
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