Full name: Thomas Hedvin Byberg
Born: September 18, 1916 in Hommelvik, Malvik, SÃ¸r-TrÃ¸ndelag, Norway
Died: October 13, 1998 in Trondheim, SÃ¸r-TrÃ¸ndelag, Norway
Affiliations: Trondheims SK, Trondheim (NOR)
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 â 43.2 (1948); 1500 â 2:23.7 (1936); 5000 â 8:51.9 (1938); 10000 â 18:49.1 (1936).
|1948 Winter||31||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||Norway||NOR||2T||Silver|
|1948 Winter||31||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Norway||Final Standings||2T||43.2||10.7|