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Geir Karlstad

Full name: Geir Karlstad
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: July 7, 1963 in Lørenskog, Akershus, Norway
Affiliations: Aktiv SK, Oslo (NOR) / Lillestrøm SK, Lillestrøm (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Geir Karlstad got his career off to a promising start by winning the 1982 World Junior Championships. Being a long distance specialist, he would never be a close contender for allround championships, although he did finish 3rd in both the European and World Championships of 1989. In 1986, Karlstad first bettered a world record, which he would do four more times. At the test competitions for the Calgary Olympics, Karlstad became the first skater to beat 14 minutes over 10,000 m, having bettered the 5K world record two days prior. Unfortunately, he was unable to replicate these performances at the Games, placing 7th in the 5,000 m and falling in the longest event. Olympic glory came four years later, however, when Karlstad easily won the 5,000 m and placed third in the 10,000 m. A back injury led him to end his career, during which he had won two Norwegian allround titles (1989-90), 17 World Cup races, two long distances World Cups (1987, 1992), and the 1986 Oscar statue for outstanding speed skating performance. From 1998 through 2002, Karlstad served as the head coach of the Norwegian speed skating team.

Personal Bests: 500 – 39.41 (1992); 1000 – 1:22.5 (1981); 1500 – 1:55.24 (1992); 5000 – 6:43.59 (1988); 10000 – 13:48.29 (1992).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 10
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR 4
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 7
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR AC DNF
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 8
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 1 Gold
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR 3 Bronze

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 8 1:56.98 25.75 54.97 1:25.40

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
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 10 7:20.24 19.81 52.84 1:26.26 2:00.25 2:34.83 3:09.53 3:44.42 4:19.73 4:55.41 5:31.19 6:07.56 6:43.78
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 7 6:50.88 18.97 50.23 1:22.74 1:54.86 2:26.19 2:57.97 3:30.24 4:03.02 4:35.92 5:09.23 5:42.57 6:16.51
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 1 6:59.97 19.42 51.56 1:23.74 1:56.41 2:29.25 3:02.48 3:35.63 4:08.89 4:42.41 5:16.39 5:50.52 6:25.06

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
1984 Winter 20 Sarajevo Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 4 14:52.40 35.97 1:09.72 1:44.63 2:19.44 2:54.04 3:29.08 4:04.05 4:39.52 5:15.02 5:50.88 6:26.88 7:02.76 7:38.68 8:14.55 8:50.61 9:26.49 10:02.21 10:38.04 11:14.21 11:50.57 12:27.02 13:03.38 13:39.86 14:16.20
1988 Winter 24 Calgary Speed Skating Norway Final Standings AC DNF 36.91 1:10.74 1:44.52 2:17.67 2:50.74 3:23.84 3:57.17 4:30.29 5:03.96 5:37.43 6:10.82 6:44.38 7:18.03 7:51.52 8:25.18 8:58.92 9:33.00
1992 Winter 28 Albertville Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3 14:18.13 35.12 1:07.38 1:40.30 2:13.69 2:47.32 3:21.40 3:55.17 4:29.19 5:03.27 5:37.47 6:11.72 6:45.96 7:20.49 7:55.06 8:29.30 9:03.95 9:38.38 10:13.08 10:47.86 11:22.80 11:57.54 12:32.55 13:07.55 13:42.71
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