Full name: Karl Åke Seyffarth
Born: December 15, 1919 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: January 1, 1998 in Mora, Dalarna, Sweden
Affiliations: IF Linnéa, Stockholm (SWE)
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)
One of the few active skaters during World War II, Åke Seyffarth set two official World Records (3,000 m and 5,000 m) in that period, both at Davos. These results put him on the top of the Adelskalender, the combined all-time best list, a position he held for 10 years. When international speed skating resumed in 1947, Seyffarth won the first event held, the European Championships, before his home crowd in Stockholm. A week later, he also won the bronze at the World Championships. His appearance at the Olympics in St. Moritz yielded two medals, a gold in the 10,000 m and a silver in the 1,500. Between 1940 and 1948, Seyffarth also won 22 Swedish distance titles, winning all four distances at the 1940 and 1948 editions. He was also a top cyclist, winning three Swedish titles in that sport in 1940-41.
Personal Bests: 500 – 43.2 (1942); 1500 – 2:14.2 (1942); 5000 – 8:13.7 (1941); 10000 – 17:07.5 (1942).
|1948 Winter||28||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||Sweden||SWE||11T|
|1948 Winter||28||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 1,500 metres||Sweden||SWE||2||Silver|
|1948 Winter||28||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres||Sweden||SWE||7|
|1948 Winter||28||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 10,000 metres||Sweden||SWE||1||Gold|
|1948 Winter||28||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Sweden||Final Standings||11T||44.0|
|1948 Winter||28||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Sweden||Final Standings||2||2:18.1||28||1:03||1:39|
|1948 Winter||28||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Sweden||Final Standings||7||8:37.9||1:01||1:41||2:22||3:03||3:45||4:26||5:08||5:49||6:31||7:14||7:56|
|1948 Winter||28||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Sweden||Final Standings||1||17:26.3||44||1:24||2:05||2:46||3:28||4:10||4:52||5:34||6:16||6:57||7:39||8:20||9:02||9:45||10:27||11:09||11:52||12:34||13:16||13:58||14:40||15:22||16:04||16:45|