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Marcus Nikkanen

Full name: Marcus Rafael Nikkanen
Gender: Male
Born: January 26, 1904 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Died: March 28, 1985 in Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland
Affiliations: Helsingfors Skridskoklubb, Helsinki (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Figure Skating

Biography

Finland's Marcus Nikkanen was a three times Olympian in men's singles figure skating, having his best result in the Winter Games of 1932 in Lake Placid, with a fourth place. In 1928, he fell ill between the compulsories and the free-skate dropping from fourth to sixth place; and in 1932 he had to pay his own travel expenses due to lack of funds. Between 1929 and 1937 he competed in seven World and four European Championships, never placing worse than seventh. At these events, he earned two bronze medals (1933 World and 1930 European Championships.) At home, he won 10 Finnish Championships (1927-30, 1934-35, 1938-39, 1945-1946). After World War II, he went to the United States and coached at the New York Skating Club from 1945 to 1951. Later he founded a skating school in Toronto, Canada but in the late 1970s Nikkanen returned to his hometown of Helsinki. During his time in North America he coached, amongst others, 1976 Olympic champion [Dorothy Hamill] and Canadian Olympian [Charles Snelling]. His brother Bertel was also a three times Finnish Champion in figure skating in years between Marcus’ victories.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Men's Singles Finland FIN 6
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Men's Singles Finland FIN 4
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Men's Singles Finland FIN 7

Men's Singles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MP TO TP O CFP FSP FSS RP
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Final Standings 6 4×6+ 46.0 2,379.50
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #1 7 341.00 7.0 211.50 129.50
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #2 5 346.25 5.0 209.75 136.50
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #3 6 319.75 6.0 200.75 119.00
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #4 8 340.75 8.0 211.25 129.50
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #5 4 366.25 4.0 240.25 126.00
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #6 10 294.75 10.0 186.25 108.50
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #7 6 370.75 6.0 220.25 150.50
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures 4 4×6+ 40.0 1,480.00
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #1 6 211.50 6.0
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #2 5 209.75 5.0
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #3 4 200.75 4.0
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #4 7 211.25 7.0
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #5 2 240.25 2.0
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #6 8 186.25 8.0
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #7 8 220.25 8.0
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Free Skating 8 5×9+ 61.0 899.50
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #1 8T 129.50 9.0 9.25
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #2 7T 136.50 7.5 9.75
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #3 6T 119.00 7.5 8.50
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #4 11 129.50 11.0 9.25
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #5 8T 126.00 8.5 9.00
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #6 12 108.50 12.0 7.75
1928 Winter 24 Sankt Moritz Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #7 5T 150.50 5.5 10.75
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Final Standings 4 4×4+ 28.0 2,420.1
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #1 2 367.8 2.0 218.9 148.9
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #2 4 318.1 4.0 193.1 125.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #3 3 348.0 3.0 211.1 136.9
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #4 3 356.8 3.0 218.5 138.3
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #5 5 335.8 5.0 196.2 139.6
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #6 5 353.3 5.0 211.0 142.3
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #7 6 340.3 6.0 202.0 138.3
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures 4 4×4+ 29.0 1,450.8
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #1 2 218.9 2.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #2 4 193.1 4.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #3 3 211.1 3.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #4 3 218.5 3.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #5 6 196.2 6.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #6 5 211.0 5.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #7 6 202.0 6.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Free Skating 4 4×4+ 27.0 969.3
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #1 2 148.9 2.0 11.0
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #2 4 125.0 4.0 9.2
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #3 4T 136.9 4.5 10.1
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #4 3 138.3 3.0 10.2
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #5 4 139.6 4.0 10.3
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #6 5 142.3 4.5 10.5
1932 Winter 28 Lake Placid Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #7 5 138.3 5.0 10.2
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Final Standings 7 4×7+ 54.0 2,664.7 380.671
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #1 7 388.9 7.0 232.9 156.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #2 7 362.7 7.0 212.7 150.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #3 5 398.2 5.0 240.7 157.5
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #4 5 389.4 5.0 236.4 153.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #5 12 375.6 12.0 228.6 147.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #6 9 374.0 9.0 222.5 151.5
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Final Standings Judge #7 9 375.9 9.0 224.4 151.5
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures 6 4×7+ 44.0 1,598.2 228.314
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #1 6 232.9 6.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #2 8 212.7 8.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #3 2 240.7 2.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #4 4 236.4 4.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #5 7 228.6 7.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #6 9 222.5 9.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Compulsory Figures Judge #7 8 224.4 8.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Free Skating 9 5×9+ 66.5 1,066.5 152.357
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #1 8 156.0 8.0 10.4
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #2 8T 150.0 8.5 10.0
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #3 7 157.5 7.0 10.5
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #4 8T 153.0 9.0 10.2
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #5 13T 147.0 13.5 9.8
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #6 8T 151.5 9.0 10.1
1936 Winter 32 Garmisch-Partenkirchen Figure Skating Finland Free Skating Judge #7 11T 151.5 11.5 10.1
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