Julius SKUTNABB

Finland FIN

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    2 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Chamonix 1924
  • Year of Birth
    1889
Olympic Results

Biography

Julius SKUTNABB

Speed skater Julius Skutnabb competed in his first world championship in 1914. His promising career was then interrupted by World War I.

A Finnish duel

When international competition began again in 1922, Skutnabb, who made his living as a fireman, was already 32 years old. At the first Winter Games in Chamonix in 1924, he took part in every speed skating event. He earned a silver medal in the 5,000m race and finished fourth in the 1,500m, missing a medal by one second. But he also won the 10, 000m, finishing three seconds ahead of fellow Finn, Clas Thunberg.

The oldest male medallist in speed skating

The Chamonix Games were the only ones at which a combined event was contested. Based on his results in the four individual races, Skutnabb earned a bronze medal in the combined. Skutnabb won the all-around title at the 1926 European Championships and then returned to the Olympic Games in 1928. Competing only in the 5,000m race, he earned another silver medal to become, at age 38, the oldest male speed skater ever to win a medal at the Olympic Games.

Olympic Results

More results
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

St. Moritz 1928

S
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Chamonix 1924

#4
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
G
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
S
5,000 metres
5,000 metres Speed Skating
#10
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
B
Allround
Allround Speed Skating

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