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Walter Jakobsson

Full name: Walter Andreas Jakobsson
Gender: Male
Born: February 6, 1882 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: June 10, 1957 in Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Affiliations: Helsingfors Skridskoklubb, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Figure Skating

Related Olympians: Cousin of Jarl Jakobsson; Husband of Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Walter Jakobsson met his partner and future wife Ludovika Eilers in 1907, while studying engineering in Berlin. They started to skate together and at their first World Championships, in 1910, won a silver medal. At the 1911 World Championships Jakobson and Eilers won their first World Title. They repeated their World Championships victory in 1914 and 1923, while taking silver at the 1912, 1913 and 1922 World Championships. In 1920 at the Antwerp Olympic Games the Jakobssons won easily, being placed first by all judges. At the 1st Winter Olympic Games in 1924 the Jakobssons took the silver medal and they made their last international appearance at the 1928 Olympics, where they finished fifth. They won only two Finnish pairs titles, in 1911 and 1921, but Walter Jakobsson was the Finnish men’s singles champion in 1910 and 1911, and in 1924 he won his third Finnish pairs title with Olga Saario. After their 1911 World Championship the pair married and lived in Berlin until 1916. In 1916 they moved to Helsinki, where Walter Jakobsson started work as a technical director of Kone OY (now Konecranes), which now is one of the World’s leading manufacturers of cranes and Walter Jakobsson worked in this post until his retirement in 1947. Walter Jakobsson was also an amateur photographer and member of the "Fotografiamatörklubben i Helsingfors" (Helsinki Amateur Photography Club). His specialty was dark city photographs with special light effects like rain or mist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Finland FIN 1 Gold
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Finland FIN 2 Silver
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Finland FIN 5

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings 1
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #1 1
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #2 1
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #3 1
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #4 1
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #5 1
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #6 1
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #7 1
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings 2
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #1 4
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #2 3
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #3 2
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #4 2
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #5 3T
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #6 3
1924 Winter 41 Chamonix Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #7 1
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings 5
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #1 7
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #2 3
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #3 7
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #4 6
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #5 7
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #6 6
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #7 6
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #8 4
1928 Winter 46 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland FIN Ludovika Jakobsson-Eilers Final Standings Judge #9 5
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