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Ivar Eriksen

Full name: Alf Ivar Eriksen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: March 7, 1942 in Hamar, Hedmark, Norway
Affiliations: Aktiv SK, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ivar Eriksen, hailing from Hamar, was one of the best 1,000 m and 1,500 m skaters at the end of the 1960s. He won an Olympic silver medal in the 1,500 m in 1968, and was a four-time World Record holder in the 1,000 m. He was the first to break the 1:20.0 barrier in that distance when he timed 1:19.5 at Inzell in 1969. He also broke the 3,000 m World Record once, in 1964. Eriksen's best result in Norwegian Championships was a silver medal in the 1971 Sprint Championships, having placed third the year before. After the 1972 season he joined ISSL, the professional speed skating league, as the only Norwegian sprinter. His best result in this ultimately unsuccessful league was a second place in the 1974 European Sprint Championships, winning both 1,000 metre events. Working as a fireman, Eriksen later became a speed skating coach at ASK, coaching, among others, World Junior Champion Bjørn Nyland.

Personal Bests\\: 500 – 39.1 (1971); 1000 – 1:19.2 (1971); 1500 – 2:04.0 (1969); 5000 – 7:55.6 (1967); 10000 – 16:33.4 (1963).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 21 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 6T
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 2T Silver

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1964 Winter 21 Innsbruck Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 6T 2:12.2 27 1:01 1:36
1968 Winter 25 Grenoble Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 2T 2:05.0 26 57 1:30
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