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Bertel Backman

Full name: Bertel Fredrik Aulis Backman (-Miesmäki)
Nickname(s): Ponttus
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: June 10, 1905 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Died: February 7, 1981 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Tampereen Pyrintö, Tampere (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Bertel Backman’s first national achievement was the win of the 1927 Junior All-round Championships. He couldn’t repeat this feat in his senior races but was second (1929) and third (1928) at the Finnish All-round Championships. At World Championships he placed ninth in 1927 and 1929. His last appearance at National championships was in 1931.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.4 (1928); 1500 – 2:22.8 (1928); 5000 – 8:56.2 (1928); 10000 – 18:09.8 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Finland FIN 8
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Finland FIN AC DNF
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Finland FIN 13

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Finland Final Standings 8 44.4

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Winter 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Finland Final Standings AC DNF

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 22 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Finland Final Standings 13 9:14.0 1:09.0 1:51.0 2:34.0 3:16.5 4:00.0 4:44.0 5:29.0 6:13.0 6:57.5 7:24.0 8:29.0
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