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Aleksander Mitt

Full name: Aleksander Mitt
Gender: Male
Born: February 8, 1903 in Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
Died: April 18, 1942 in Kirov, Kirov, Russia
Affiliations: Kalev Tartu/EASK
Country: EST Estonia
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

A two-time Olympian in 1928 and 1936, Mitt also competed at World Championships finishing 20th in 1931 (did not finish in 1934). He was 11 times nation speed skating champion in the all-round mostly winning all four distances between 1922 and 1941. During this time, he improved 11 times national speed skating records including five times in the 5000 m. In 1930, he also won the Estonian Championship in the 5 km cycling race. He served as a member of the board of the famous EASK club.

Mitt graduated from the Police Academy in 1929 and studied law at the Tartu University 1931-1941. He worked for the Tartu police, when he was arrested by the notorious Soviet secret police NKVD. Mitt died in a prison camp near Kirov two months after he was sentenced to death.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.5 (1937); 1500 – 2:27.2 (1934); 5000 – 8:54.4 (1934); 10000 – 18:15.4 (1934).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Estonia EST 22
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Estonia EST 20
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Estonia EST 21
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Estonia EST 22T
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Estonia EST 22
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Estonia EST 22T
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Men's 10,000 metres Estonia EST AC DNF

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Estonia Final Standings 22 47.7
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Estonia Final Standings 22T 46.6

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1928 Winter 25 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Estonia Final Standings 20 2:35.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Estonia Final Standings 22 2:27.8 31.0 1:09.0 1:47.5

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 25 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Estonia Final Standings 21 9:35.2 1:05.0 1:48.1 2:32.0 3:17.0 4:02.4 4:49.0 5:35.4 6:23.3 7:11.2 7:59.1 8:47.1
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Estonia Final Standings 22T 9:00.4 1:04 1:45 2:26 3:08 3:51 4:34 5:19 6:04 6:47 7:32 8:16

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank 4c 8c 1.2k 1.6k 2k 2.4k
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Speed Skating Estonia Final Standings AC DNF 46.0 1:26.0 2:08.0 2:50.0 3:34.0 4:18.0
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