ROSTRUP Gaute (NOR) – PVE – A pioneer and role model; International Player (1971-1991); work in the fields of event organisation 1971-1991) and governance (1991-1999) – key Norwegian administrator.




Gaute began as a sitting volleyball player in 1971

Event involvement:

1978 Nordic Championship
1980 Arnhem, The Netherlands – Paralympic Games
1981 Bonn, Germany – European Championships
1982 Nordic Championship
1983 Delden, The Netherlands – European Championships
1985 Kristiansand, Norway European & World Championships
1986 Pecs, Hungary – World Championships
1987 Sarajevo, Yugoslavia – European Championships
1988 Seoul, South-Korea – Paralympic Games
1989 Las Vegas, USA – World Championships
1990 Assen, The Netherlands – World Championships
1991 Nottingham, Great Britain – European Championships
1992 Barcelona, Spain – Paralympic Games
1993 Järvenpää, Finland – European Championships
1994 Bottrop, Germany – World Championships
1995 Ljubljana, Slovenia – European Championships
1996 Atlanta, USA – Paralympic Games
1997 Tallinn, Estonia – European Championships
1998 Teheran, IR Iran – World Championships
1999 Sarajevo, Bosnia I Herzegovina – European Championships

Governance 1991-1999 – Norway

Chair of sitting volleyball section of the Norwegian Sport Association for Disabled
Manager of the national sitting volleyball team.
Head of Delegation in all international events
1971 – 1999 Event Organisation

Award received:

World ParaVolley Recognition Award – Sitting Volleyball

“I knew Gaute Rostrup from the start of my involvement in ParaVolley in 1975. He was one of the those who inspired me to be involved with administrative and technical duties in the sport. Despite his severe handicap, he played in the national team for almost 30 years. In the last 10 years of his involvement in the sport, he was the main administrator of ParaVolley in Norway, as well as team Manager for the National team. His role as administrator for the Norwegian ParaVolley section, which was on a voluntary basis, made a major contribution to the development of ParaVolley in Norway.”

– Toralv Thorkildsen – World ParaVolley Honorary Life Member

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