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Johnny Höglin

Full name: Hans Johnny Höglin
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: February 26, 1943 in Nykroppa, Filipstad, Värmland, Sweden
Affiliations: Karlstad SK, Karlstad (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Johnny Höglin was a very surprising Olympic 10,000 m champion at Grenoble in 1968 when he beat the favorite, Fred Anton Maier, by 3/10ths of a second with a fast final lap. Placing fifth in both the 1,500 m and 5,000 m earlier in the Olympics, Höglin had already performed better than expected. In 1968 and 1969 he placed sixth at the World Championships, but his Olympic gold was his only international podium position in his entire amateur speed skating career. In Swedish Championships, Höglin won the all-around title in 1968, while earning distance titles in the 1,500 m (1968, 1972) and 5,000 m (1968). He turned professional in 1973 and 1974, without much success. His professional activities caused him to be blacklisted by the Swedish federation, but he was later allowed to become a youth coach.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 40.3 (1970); 1000 – 1:21.3 (1970); 1500 – 2:02.1 (1972); 5000 – 7:26.0 (1972); 10000 – 15:23.6 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Sweden SWE 5T
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Sweden SWE 5
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Sweden SWE 1 Gold OR
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Sweden SWE 9
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Sweden SWE 12

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Speed Skating Sweden Final Standings 5T 2:05.2 27 59 1:31
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Speed Skating Sweden Final Standings 9 2:08.11 26.61 59.24 1:33.01

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
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Speed Skating Sweden Final Standings 5 7:32.7 20 55 1:30 2:05 2:40 3:15 3:50 4:26 5:03 5:40 6:17 6:54
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Speed Skating Sweden Final Standings 12 7:45.68 20.88 54.82 1:30.36 2:07.07 2:43.89 3:20.88 3:57.33 4:34.86 5:11.95 5:49.94 6:28.36 7:07.33

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
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Speed Skating Sweden Final Standings 1 OR 15:23.6 39 1:15 1:51 2:27 3:04 3:40 4:16 4:53 5:30 6:06 6:43 7:20 7:57 8:34 9:11 9:48 10:25 11:03 11:40 12:17 12:54 13:31 14:09 14:46
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