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Michael Staksrud

Full name: Michael Staksrud
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: June 2, 1908 in Tingelstad, Gran, Oppland, Norway
Died: November 10, 1940 in Gjersjøen, Ås, Akershus, Norway
Affiliations: Brandbu IF, Brandbu (NOR) / Hamar IL, Hamar (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Although a world class skater for over a decade, Michael Staksrud failed to do himself justice at the Olympic Games, despite competing in 1928, 1932 and 1936. His best Olympic result was a seventh place at 5,000 metres at the 1928 Olympic Winter Games. At the time he was ill and had to withdraw from further participation in St. Moritz. Staksrud was Norwegian Champion in 1932 and 1934, European Champion in 1934 and 1937 and World Champion in 1930, 1935 and 1937. He died under tragic circumstances in November 1940. His death caused much speculation, since some of his family members were involved with the Germans, who were then occupying Norway, but apparently his death was an accident. Walking in the dark at night, he fell down a cliff and into Gjersjøen Lake. His head hit a stone and he drowned, never regaining consciousness, with his body found the next day. His elder brother Paul Staksrud, also a speed skater in his youth, was found shot to death early in 1945. He was a Nazi party member, and most probably was assassinated by the Norwegian resistance movement.

Personal Bests: 500 – 42.8 (1937); 1500 – 2:14.4 (1939); 5000 – 8:19.9 (1933); 10000 – 17:23.2 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 7
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 3 h3 r1/2
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 6 h1 r1/2
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR AC h1 r1/2
1936 Winter 27 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Norway NOR 9
1936 Winter 27 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR 10

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Speed Skating Norway Round One Heat 3 3

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
1928 Winter 19 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 7 9:07.3 1:03.0 1:44.5 2:26.5 3:08.5 3:54.0 4:37.5 5:23.0 6:08.0 6:53.0 7:38.0 8:24.5
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Speed Skating Norway Round One Heat 1 6
1936 Winter 27 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 9 8:38.5 1:03 1:44 2:25 3:06 3:46 4:27 5:09 5:50 6:32 7:14 7:56

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
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Speed Skating Norway Round One Heat 1 AC DNF
1932 Winter 23 Lake Placid Speed Skating Norway Original Round One Heat 1 6
1936 Winter 27 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 10 17:56.7 45.0 1:28.0 2:10.0 2:52.0 3:35.0 4:17.0 5:00.0 5:43.0 6:26.0 7:08.5 7:52.0 8:35.0 9:18.0 10:01.0 10:44.0 11:27.0 12:08.5 12:51.5 13:35.0 14:20.0 15:03.5 15:47.0 16:31.0 17:14.0
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