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Thomas Ulsrud

Curler from Norway

Thomas Ulsrud (born 21 October 1971) is a Norwegian curler. Ulsrud has curled professionally since 1983. In his second World Junior Curling Championship in 1988, Ulsrud skipped Norway to a bronze medal. In 1997, he skipped in his first European Curling Championships, finishing in seventh place. Team Ulsrud competed again in 2000-2003, 2006–2009, winning bronze in 2002, silver in 2007, and bronze in 2009. In his first World Curling Championship in 1998, Ulsrud skipped Norway to fifth place. After serving as the alternate for Pål Trulsen's team in 1999, he returned again as skip in 2006-2009, making the playoffs for the first time in 2006 and then defeated USA's Team Pete Fenson to win the bronze medal. Two more bronze medals followed in 2008 and 2009. During the 2007-2010 seasons, Team Ulsrud was also champion in six World Curling Tour events, namely, the 2007 & 2009 Lucerne Curling Trophies, 2008 Baden Masters, 2008 Radisson SAS Oslo Cup, 2009 Swiss Cup Basel, and 2009 Bern Open. At the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Team Ulsrud attracted worldwide attention, not only for introducing Loudmouth Golf's colourful harlequin pants to the arena, but also for winning the silver medal  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1971-10-21
Place of birth
Oslo
Nationality
Norway
Spouse(s)
Elin Grødal
Profession
Curler

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