• name: Are HANSEN
  • year of birth: 1982
  • nationality: Norwegian
  • birthplace: Frederikstad, Norway
  • discipline(s): AR60,FR3X40,FR60PR
  • personal coach: Leif Steinar Roland
  • National coach: Anne Grethe Jeppesen


Are began shooting Air Rifle at the age of 13 and focused on this discipline only between 2003 to 2009. In 2008 he became the European Champion.

At the end of the shooting season in 2009 he started shooting smallbore just for the fun of it and realised that he was really good at it so took it up.

60 seconds with Are

tell us an interesting fact about yourself

I always like to be busy, and I don't have time to be bored.

what qualifications do you hold?

Craft certificate as a construction worker and I also have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

what is your proudest moment?

When my children were born.

what training tips can you offer?

Develop and get the basics right, learn from other skilled shooters and practice accurately over time.

do you have a favourite motto or saying?

Life is good.

what is the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Have a plan to reach your goals.