Full Name: Birgit Røkkum Skarstein
Sport: Rowing & Cross-country skiing
Foto: Annika Byrde / NTB Scanpix
Birgit is a Norwegian, paralympic competitive rower and cross-country skier who joined Team Northug in 2019.
In total Birgit holds 9 World Championship medals; 5 in rowing and 4 in cross-country skiing. In addition to that she holds an outstanding record as a regjerende world champion and world-record holder in rowing.
Due to her victory in PR1 Women´s single sculls at the 2019 World Rowing Championship, she qualified to represent Norway at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.