A Norwegian cross-country skier, Petter Northug has represented his country on the international level numerous times throughout his career. Not only is he a two-time Olympic gold medalist, but he has also won thirteen gold medals at the World Championships. For those who’d like to learn more about the athlete, be sure to keep reading- we’ve got more cool facts on him down below.
Peter Northug Personal Facts – 2018 Update
Peter Northug Jr.
Cross Country Skier, Olympian
As a competitive cross-country skier, Petter Northug is perhaps best known for his two Olympic gold medals at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver (50km classical, team sprint). In addition to his accomplishments at the Olympics, he has also won over a dozen gold medals at the World Championships.
Age – How Old is He?
He is 32 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
His birthday is on January 6, 1985
Place of Birth/Hometown
Petter Northug was born in Mosvik, Norway. Growing up, he spent his youth in the village of Framverran.
He is of Norwegian descent
Petter Northug Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 6’1 tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 1.85 meters tall
Weight in Pounds
His current weight is around 183 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
His current weight is around 83 kg
His body measurements are unavailable at this time
His waist size is unknown
Information on his shoe size is unavailable
Is Petter Northug Currently in a Relationship?
From what we know, Petter Northug is currently not in a relationship
Petter Northug’s Girlfriends
Unfortunately, information on Petter Northug’s previous relationships is not available at this time.
May Fredly Northug
As far as we know, Petter Northug does not have any sisters
He has two brothers named Even and Tomas.
As far as we can tell, the skier does not have any children
At this time, we do not have any information on Petter Northug’s high school career.
Unfortunately, not much is known about his education history. For now, our best guess is that he has not attended college.
For now, information on Petter Northug’s salary is unavailable.
Unfortunately, information on Petter Northug’s 2018 net worth is unavailable
His hobbies include eating, eating, watching television, going on the computer, playing soccer, and poker
Favorite TV Show
Favorite Music Artists
Aside from skiing, he also enjoys playing soccer
Born on January 6, he is a Capricorn
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Petter Northug’s Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Petter Northug’s Instagram Username
Petter Northug’s Facebook Account
Petter Northug’s Youtube Channel
Petter Northug does not have a YouTube channel, as far as we can tell
Petter Northug’s Twitter Username
Petter Northug’s Snapchat Username
Petter Northug is not active on Snapchat.
Other Interesting Facts:
- Noted for his talent ever since he was a teen, many ski fractures had allegedly “fought to get Northug” while he was still a junior
- At one point, he released his own music video, Rise Again, which featured Mo of Norway
- In the summer of 2014, he was arrested for DUI after crashing his vehicle near his home in Trondheim; he later apologized for the incident
- His brother Tomas is also a professional skier; in fact, he had won the sprint at the Junior World Championships in 2010
- An active poker player, he supported the legalization of the game in Norway (where it’s currently illegal when prizes are involved)
- He won four medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, two gold (50km classical, team print), a silver (4×10 km relay), and a bronze (individual sprint)
- He won his first two gold medals at the Junior World Championships during the 2004-05 season
- He has appeared on a few TV shows in his native Norway such as Skavlan, Senkveld med Thomas go Harald, and Sirius Northug
- In 2010, he became the first skier to win the 50km race at Holmekollen, the World Championships, and the Winter Olympics
- He made his Olympic debut at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy
- As of 2015, he holds the most medals among active cross-country skiers, with a total of 20 World Championship and Olympic medals
- In 2010, he participated in the World Series of Poker event, in which he played with Marcus Hellner, his skiing rival