Full name: Harald Aleksander StrÃ¸m
Born: October 14, 1897 in Horten, Vestfold, Norway
Died: December 25, 1977 in Borre, Horten, Vestfold, Norway
Affiliations: Hortens SkÃ¸yteklubb
Sport: Speed Skating
Harald StrÃ¸m was World Champion in 1922 and European Champion in 1923. In 1921 he was the first skater to better 8:30 in the 5,000 m, clocking 8:27.7 in a famous duel with [Clas Thunberg] on the Frogner ice rink in Oslo. During the 1922 World Championships, at the same track, he improved his own world record to 8:26.5, a record which would stand for seven years. Harald StrÃ¸m was one of the big favorites before the 1924 Olympic speed skating events, but got the flu after the Opening Ceremony in which he carried the Norwegian flag. In spite of that he started in all four distances, but was outside the medals with fourth place in the allround competition as his best Olympic placing.
StrÃ¸m was also an excellent football player, winning two Norwegian Championships with his club Ãrn Horten in 1920 and 1927, and playing 16 matches for the Norwegian national side. In 1921 Harald StrÃ¸m was awarded the Egebergs Ãrespris, a prestigious Norwegian award given to athletes who have excelled in more than one sport.
Personal Bests: 500 â 45.2 (1922); 1500 â 2:24.2 (1923); 5000 â 8:26.5 (1922); 10000 â 17:32.8 (1921).
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||Norway||NOR||8T|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's 1,500 metres||Norway||NOR||5|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres||Norway||NOR||5||OR|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's 10,000 metres||Norway||NOR||5||OR|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's Allround||Norway||NOR||4|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||Final Standings||8T||45.6|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||Final Standings||5||2:29.0|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||Final Standings||5||OR||8:54.6||23||1:03||1:43||2:24||3:06||3:47||4:30||5:14||5:59||6:42||7:25||8:10|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||Final Standings||5||OR||18:18.6||47||1:29||2:11||2:52||3:36||4:20||5:03||5:47||6:31||7:14||7:59||8:42||9:27||10:11||10:55||11:39||12:23||13:07||13:52||14:36||15:20||16:05||16:51||17:35|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||Final Standings||4||17||203.66|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||500 metres||6||45.6|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||5,000 metres||5||8:54.6|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||1,500 metres||5||2:29.0|
|1924 Winter||26||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Norway||10,000 metres||4||18:18.6|