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Odd Lundberg

Full name: Odd Harald Lundberg
Gender: Male
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: October 3, 1917 in Brandbu, Gran, Oppland, Norway
Died: March 8, 1983 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Oslo IL, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Lundberg's career spanned a quarter of a century, with the best results coming in the first years after the war. In 1946, he won the first, still unofficial, post-war World Championships in Oslo, becoming recognized champion two years later. He added two more podium places in subsequent years, as well as a third place in the 1948 European Championships. A real allrounder, he did not particularly excel in a single distance, which may have prevented him from becoming Olympic champion. He did take home two medals from the 1948 Games, coming second in the 5000 m and third in the 1500 m. Lundberg's only national title came in 1948. He had also scored the best points total in 1947, but had to leave the title to Henry Wahl, who became champion on account of three distance wins, two of which were shared with Lundberg. Lundberg's last national championship participation came in 1961, when he was 43 years old and failed to qualify for the fourth distance.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.4 (1949); 1500 – 2:18.2 (1949); 5000 – 8:14.5 (1958); 10000 – 17:10.5 (1958).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 2 Silver
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR 7

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 3 2:18.9 30 1:07 1:43

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 2 8:32.7 1:05 1:46 2:27 3:08 3:48 4:28 5:09 5:49 6:30 7:10 7:51

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
1948 Winter 30 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 7 18:05.8 45 1:28 2:12 2:53 3:36 4:18 5:00 5:43 6:26 7:09 7:52 8:35 9:19 10:03 10:47 11:31 12:16 13:00 13:45 14:30 15:14 15:58 16:42 17:26