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Roald Larsen

Full name: Roald Morel Larsen
Gender: Male
Born: January 2, 1898 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: July 28, 1959 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Oslo SK, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Silver, 4 Bronze (6 Total)

Biography

Together with Rintje Ritsma, Roald Larsen is one of two speed skaters with six Olympic medals, but no gold. At the 1924 Games, he won a medal in each of the five events, taking silver in the 1500 m and the allround, and bronze in the other three events. He continued that season by winning the Norwegian, European and World Championships, becoming only the second man to achieve this. Larsen's record in the World Championships is impressive; in 9 appearances, he won once, was runner-up twice, third once and fourth on four occasions. He also won four medals at the European championships in addition to his 1924 title. In 1928, he broke the world record in the 500 m, improving on the 14-year-old mark by Oscar Mathisen. He retired in 1936, having been out of international competition for several years. He then started his own glazier business with two brothers. Roald Larsen AS remained in business after Larsen's death in 1962, having been acquired by a larger corporation.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.1 (1928); 1500 – 2:21.3 (1928); 5000 – 8:34.4 (1924); 10000 – 17:40.3 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 3T Bronze
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 2 Silver
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR 3 Bronze OR
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's Allround Norway NOR 2 Silver
1928 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 3T Bronze
1928 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 4
1928 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR AC DNF

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3T 44.8
1928 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3T 43.6

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 2 2:22.0
1928 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 4 2:25.3

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3 8:50.2

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
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3 OR 18:12.2 45 1:27 2:10 2:53 3:36 4:19 5:03 5:47 6:30 7:14 7:59 8:42 9:27 10:11 10:55 11:39 12:23 13:07 13:51 14:35 15:19 16:03 16:46 17:29
1928 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Norway Final Standings AC DNF 47.9 1:31 2:17 3:00 3:44 4:30 5:16 6:05 6:54 7:44 8:39 9:24 10:15 11:05

Men's Allround

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS TP T
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 2 9.5 199.76
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway 500 metres 1T 44.8
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway 5,000 metres 3 8:50.2
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway 1,500 metres 2 2:22.0
1924 Winter 26 Chamonix Speed Skating Norway 10,000 metres 3 18:12.2