Full name: Arne Leif Johansen
Born: April 3, 1927 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: October 25, 2013 in Ørland, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Aktiv SK, Oslo (NOR)
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Arne Johansen was a sprint specialist, and hence never managed to qualify for international allround tournaments. Even in Norwegian championships, he never qualified for the final 10,000 m. He did, however, win the 500 m twice, in 1951 and 1952. The latter performance got him selected for the Olympics, which were held in his native Oslo. Johansen ended up in third, tying with Canadian [Gordon Audley]. Johansen's best 500 m time was set in his final season, finishing after 42.6 at the fast Davos rink. Johansen remained involved in the sport all his life. He was a respected referee in Norway, often working together with his brother Johnny, who was a starter. Arne's daughter, Linda, also was a speed skater. Having lived in Oslo all his life, Johansen moved to Ørland (near Trondheim) after his retirement.
Personal Bests\: 500 – 42.6 (1954); 1500 – 2:20.1 (1954); 5000 – 8:50.3 (1952); 10000 – 18:30.9 (1954).
|1952 Winter||24||Oslo||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||Norway||NOR||3T||Bronze|
|1952 Winter||24||Oslo||Speed Skating||Norway||Final Standings||3T||44.0|