Full name: Georg Philip Herzberg Krog
Born: July 2, 1915 in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
Died: August 3, 1991 in Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
Affiliations: Drammens SK, Drammen (NOR)
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Georg Krog was one of the top 500 m skaters in the world, at a time where the only championship available at that distance was the Olympic title. At the 1936 Games, Krog won the Olympic silver medal, although accounts by some Norwegian journalists suggest he should have won the gold; either his own time or winner Ballangrud's time was supposedly called incorrectly. Despite audio evidence suggesting Ballangrud's time was over a second slower than officially recorded, no protest was made, and Krog took home the silver. In addition, he won the shortest skating distance at the 1937 World Championships and 1936 Europeans, and at two Norwegian championships. He also won the University World Championships twice (1937 and 1939). Krog continued his career after World War II, but missed qualification for the Norwegian Olympic team in 1948, and retired. He remained involved in skating, serving as president of the Norwegian Skating Federation (NSB) from 1961 until 1965. Krog was a lawyer by profession, living in the town of Drammen.
Personal Bests: 500 – 42.0 (1939); 1500 – 2:14.9 (1939); 5000 – 8:46.2 (1939); 10000 – 18:52.4 (1939).
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