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Thomas Byberg

Full name: Thomas Hedvin Byberg
Gender: Male
Born: September 18, 1916 in Hommelvik, Malvik, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Died: October 13, 1998 in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Trondheims SK, Trondheim (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Thomas Byberg began his skating career in the 1930s, competing for the socalist skating federation and racing in the Worker's Championships. A sprinter, he never qualified for major international allround tournaments, although he competed in the unofficial 1946 European Championships. Byberg was favoured for a 500 m medal in the 1948 Olympics; despite a start under poorer weather conditions, Byberg managed to get a silver medal, at just 0.1 seconds from the gold. Byberg never placed high in the Norwegian championships, but won the 500 m in the 1948 edition.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.2 (1948); 1500 – 2:23.7 (1936); 5000 – 8:51.9 (1938); 10000 – 18:49.1 (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Norway NOR 2T Silver

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1948 Winter 31 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Norway Final Standings 2T 43.2 10.7
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