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Roald Aas

Full name: Roald Edgar Aas
Gender: Male
Born: March 25, 1928 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: February 18, 2012 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Oslo IL, Oslo (NOR) / Oslo SK, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Roald Aas was a specialist in the 1500 m, winning the Olympic gold in that distance in the final tournament of his career. He tied for the gold with Soviet skater Grishin, who set the same time under better weather circumstances. Eight years prior, Aas had already won Olympic bronze in the same distance, and during World and European Championships he collected ten distance medals in the "metric mile". These results also formed the base of three allround medals, coming third in the 1958 World Championships, and reaching that same position in the 1957 and 1960 Europeans. In Norwegian Championships, Aas finished in second place no less than seven times, only managing to win the title in 1956 at Hamar at minus 20 degrees Celsius. That same year, he also excelled on the bicycle, winning the Norwegian individual and team titles on the road and the individual pursuit title on the track. This performance earned him *Egebergs Ærespris* for top results in two different sports. Professionally, Aas worked for toothbrush manufacturer Jordan as a stock manager.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.3 (1960); 1500 – 2:10.4 (1960); 5000 – 8:01.6 (1956); 10000 – 17:08.2 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1956 Winter 27 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 10
1956 Winter 27 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 6
1960 Winter 31 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 1T Gold
1960 Winter 31 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 25
1960 Winter 31 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR 23

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1952 Winter 23 Oslo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3 2:21.6 28 1:04 1:42
1956 Winter 27 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 10 2:12.9 28.1 1:01.5 1:36.4
1960 Winter 31 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 1T 2:10.4 28 1:00 1:35

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1956 Winter 27 Cortina d'Ampezzo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 6 8:01.6 22.4 1:00.2 1:38.0 2:15.7 2:53.6 3:31.6 4:09.7 4:47.9 5:26.4 6:05.1 6:44.1 7:22.9
1960 Winter 31 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 25 8:30.1 21 59 1:37 2:16 2:55 3:34 4:14 4:56 5:37 6:19 7:02 7:47

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k 2.8k 3.2k 3.6k 4k 4.4k 4.8k 5.2k 5.6k 6k 6.4k 6.8k 7.2k 7.6k 8k 8.4k 8.8k 9.2k 9.6k
1960 Winter 31 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 23 17:26.8 43 1:22 2:02 2:42 3:22 4:04 4:46 5:28 6:11 6:53 7:35 8:18 9:00 9:43 10:25 11:09 11:52 12:34 13:17 14:00 14:41 15:23 16:04 16:46