Thor Haug Nørbech

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Thor Haug Nørbech (born 29 December 1988) is a Norwegian luger. He was born in Oslo. [1] He competed at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, [2] where he placed 17th in the men's singles.

Luge sliding sport where where an individual or a team of 2 propels a luge down a natural or artificial track

A luge is a small one- or two-person sled on which one sleds supine and feet-first. A luger steers by using their calf muscles to flex the sled's runners or by exerting opposite shoulder pressure to the seat. Racing sleds weigh 21–25 kg (46–55 lb) for singles and 25–30 kg (55–66 lb) for doubles. Luge is also the name of an Olympic sport.

Oslo Place in Østlandet, Norway

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References

  1. Norway Olympic Team and Media Guide Sochi 2014. Norway: Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports. 2014. p. 79. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  2. "Thor Haug Noerbech". sochi2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014.