Magne THOMASSEN

Norway NOR

Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    1 S
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Innsbruck 1964
  • Year of Birth
    1941
Olympic Results

Biography

Magne THOMASSEN

An all-around skater with a good sprint, Magne Thomassen competed internationally for a decade. He medalled in every international championship category in which he competed, although he never managed to win a title. His greatest year was easily 1968. Not only did he win the Norwegian all-around championship, he also placed third in the European Championships. Thomassen also tied Terry McDermott for silver in the 500 metres at the Grenoble Olympics, placing fourth in the 1,500 m, having earlier broken the 1,500 m world record at Davos. He was close to becoming World All-Around Champion, still having a sufficient lead over Fred Anton Maier going into the last lap of the 10,000 m. In 1970, Thomassen again was runner-up at the Worlds, after also placing third at the inaugural World Sprint Championships. After his skating career ended Thomassen worked in a bank in Trondheim.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 39.8 (1970); 1000 – 1:21.0 (1971); 1500 – 2:02.5 (1968); 5000 – 7:22.3 (1969); 10000 – 15:23.3 (1968).

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Grenoble 1968

#4
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#7
10,000 metres
10,000 metres Speed Skating
S
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Innsbruck 1964

#9
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Speed Skating
#21
500 metres
500 metres Speed Skating