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Terje Andersen

Full name: Terje Andersen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 4, 1952 in Tønsberg, Vestfold, Norway
Affiliations: Tønsbergs Turnforening, Tønsberg (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Terje Andersen was a middle distance skater who made his international début at the 1973 European Championships. He won the 500 m but did not qualify for the final 10K. In this period he had to compete against the 4 Norwegian S's (Sten Stensen, Kay Stenshjemmet, Jan Egil Storholt and Amund Sjøbrend) and he competed only in one more allround championship, the 1975 World Championship, without success. After a disappointing Olympics in Innsbruck he deceided to concentrate on sprints instead of the allround. He was more successful at the World Sprint Championships, placing eighth in 1980 and fourth in 1981. He had his greatest success in Lake Placid 1980 when he won the bronze medal in the 1,500 m. Andersen has been involved in skating ever since, and was president of the Norwegian Skating Federation in 1997-1999 and 2003-2007.

Personal Bests: 500 – 38.3 (1981); 1000 – 1:15.62 (1980); 1500 – 1:56.92 (1980); 5000 – 7:21.22 (1976); 10000 – 15:37.11 (1981).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Norway NOR 16
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 15
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Norway NOR 12
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 3 Bronze

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 16 1:22.92 18.37 49.57
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 12 1:18.52 17.94 47.44

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1976 Winter 23 Innsbruck Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 15 2:04.65 25.37 56.63 1:29.64
1980 Winter 27 Lake Placid Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3 1:56.92 24.86 54.08 1:24.52