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Jaakko Friman

Full name: Jaakko Johannes Friman
Nickname(s): Jaska
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 13, 1904 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Died: February 17, 1987 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Tampereen Pyrintö, Tampere (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jaakko Friman was a true sprinter and rarely skated distances other than 500 metres. Friman's first international medal came at the 1927 European Workers Championships, where he won bronze in the 500. The next season was probably Friman’s best as he shared a bronze with John O'Neil Farrell and Roald Larsen at the 1928 Winter Olympic Games. His other international accomplishments were placing eighth at the 1929 World All-around Championships in the 500 and fifth in the 500 at both the 1934 World All-around Championships and 1935 European All-around Championships. At the Finnish Championships Friman won a gold (1929), two silvers (1928, 1934) and a bronze (1935), all in the 500 metres.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.6 (1928); 1500 – 2:30.5 (1934); 5000 – 9:33.9 (1928); 10000 – 19:50.0 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Finland FIN 3T Bronze

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Finland Final Standings 3T 43.6
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