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Kurt Stille

Full name: Kurt Robert Stille
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: November 19, 1934 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: Oslo SK, Oslo (NOR)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Kurt Stille is the only Danish speed skater to reach the top international level. He participated in international championships from 1957-64, placing 9th on the 10000 m in the 1964 Olympics and 13th in the 1964 World Championships as his best results. In 1960 he was the only Dane to take part in the Olympic Games in Squaw Valley. As he was already living, working and training in Norway, he was also "adopted" by the Norwegian Olympic Team and lived together with them during the Games. He learned a lot from the Norwegian skaters during the preparations for the 1963 season, and 1963 and 1964 would become his best years. Stille was a great favourite among the fans, but quit after the Olympic season. He took up cross-country skiing, where he was seen at motionist races for years to come. He married a Norwegian woman and they settled in Norway. All his Danish records would stand for more than 40 years, until 2005 when the first was beaten by Oliver Sundberg.

Personal Bests\\: 500 – 43.3 (1963); 1500 – 2:13.9 (1964); 5000 – 7:56.1 (1964); 10000 – 16:28.5 (1964).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Denmark DEN 13
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Denmark DEN 27
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Denmark DEN 17
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Denmark DEN 30
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Denmark DEN 12
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Denmark DEN 9

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Denmark Final Standings 13 2:15.8 28 1:03 1:38
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Denmark Final Standings 30 2:17.4 28 1:04 1:40

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
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Denmark Final Standings 27 8:33.0 21 57 1:36 2:16 2:57 3:37 4:18 5:00 5:41 6:23 7:04 7:50
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Denmark Final Standings 12 7:56.1 20 56 1:33 2:10 2:47 3:25 4:02 4:40 5:18 5:57 6:36 7:16

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
1960 Winter 25 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Denmark Final Standings 17 17:00.0 42 1:20 1:59 2:38 3:18 3:58 4:38 5:19 6:00 6:41 7:23 8:05 8:46 9:28 10:09 10:50 11:32 12:13 12:54 13:35 14:15 14:56 15:37 16:19
1964 Winter 29 Innsbruck Speed Skating Denmark Final Standings 9 16:38.3 41 1:20 1:59 2:39 3:18 3:57 4:35 5:15 5:55 6:35 7:15 7:55 8:35 9:14 9:54 10:34 11:14 11:54 12:35 13:15 13:56 14:36 15:17 15:57
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