Full name: Jaakko Johannes Friman
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: January 13, 1904 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Died: February 17, 1987 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Tampereen PyrintÃ¶, Tampere (FIN)
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Jaakko Friman was a true sprinter and rarely skated distances other than 500 metres. Friman's first international medal came at the 1927 European Workers Championships, where he won bronze in the 500. The next season was probably Frimanâs best as he shared a bronze with [John O'Neil Farrell] and [Roald Larsen] at the 1928 Winter Olympic Games. His other international accomplishments were placing eighth at the 1929 World All-around Championships in the 500 and fifth in the 500 at both the 1934 World All-around Championships and 1935 European All-around Championships. At the Finnish Championships Friman won a gold (1929), two silvers (1928, 1934) and a bronze (1935), all in the 500 metres.
Personal Bests: 500 â 43.6 (1928); 1500 â 2:30.5 (1934); 5000 â 9:33.9 (1928); 10000 â 19:50.0 (1928).
|1928 Winter||24||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||Finland||FIN||3T||Bronze|
|1928 Winter||24||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Finland||Final Standings||3T||43.6|