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Magne Thomassen

Full name: Magne Arnfinn Thomassen
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: May 1, 1941 in Melhus, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Trondheims SK, Trondheim (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

An all-around skater with a good sprint, Magne Thomassen competed internationally for a decade. He medalled in every international championship category in which he competed, although he never managed to win a title. His greatest year was easily 1968. Not only did he win the Norwegian all-around championship, he also placed third in the European Championships. Thomassen also tied Terry McDermott for silver in the 500 metres at the Grenoble Olympics, placing fourth in the 1,500 m, having earlier broken the 1,500 m world record at Davos. He was close to becoming World All-Around Champion, still having a sufficient lead over Fred Anton Maier going into the last lap of the 10,000 m. In 1970, Thomassen again was runner-up at the Worlds, after also placing third at the inaugural World Sprint Championships. After his skating career ended Thomassen worked in a bank in Trondheim.

Personal Bests\: 500 – 39.8 (1970); 1000 – 1:21.0 (1971); 1500 – 2:02.5 (1968); 5000 – 7:22.3 (1969); 10000 – 15:23.3 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Winter 22 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 21
1964 Winter 22 Innsbruck Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 9
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 2T Silver
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Norway NOR 4
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Norway NOR 7

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1964 Winter 22 Innsbruck Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 21 42.0
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 2T 40.5

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1964 Winter 22 Innsbruck Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 9 2:12.5 27 1:01 1:36
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 4 2:05.1 26 57 1:30

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
1968 Winter 26 Grenoble Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 7 15:44.9 38 1:15 1:52 2:28 3:05 3:42 4:19 4:56 5:33 6:10 6:47 7:25 8:03 8:41 9:19 9:57 10:35 11:13 11:52 12:30 13:09 13:48 14:27 15:06