Hjalmar ANDERSEN

Norway NOR

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    St. Moritz 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1923
Olympic Results

Biography

Hjalmar ANDERSEN

Initial difficulties

His Olympic speed skating career began with a rather inauspicious debut, as he failed to finish the 10,000m in 1948, the only event in which he competed that year.

Triumphant at home

Andersen triumphed in the three long races (1,500m, 5,000m, 10,000m) in his native Oslo. He won the 5,000m race with an astounding margin of 11 seconds and also won the 10,000m by a substantial margin.

The end to a successful career

Hjalmar competed at the 1956 Olympic Games, finishing 11th in the 5,000m and 6th in 10,000m, but then retired for good. His strength was as a distance skater, and he was world champion at 5,000m and 10,000m from 1950-52 consecutively. He set one world record at 5,000m and three at 10,000m.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

#11
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#6
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Oslo 1952

G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
G
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
G
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Moritz 1948

#AC
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating