Örjan Sandler

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Örjan Sandler
Örjan Sandler 1968.jpg
Örjan Sandler in 1968
Personal information
Born (1940-09-28) 28 September 1940 (age 73)
Sunne, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Sport Speed skating
Club IF Castor, Östersund; IFK Strömsund

Örjan Sandler (born 28 September 1940) is a Swedish speed skater who competed in five Winter Olympics between 1964 and 1980.

Speed skating[edit]

In 1964 he finished 17th in the 10000 m, 18th in the 1500 me, and 19th in the 5000 m contest. Four years later he won the bronze medal in the 10000 m event. He finished sixth in the 5000 m and tenth in the 1500 m contest.[1]

At the 1972 Games he finished 14th in the 5000 m and 15th in the 10000 m competition. In 1976 he finished fifth in the 10000 m and eighth in the 5000 m event.[1]

His final Olympic appearance was in 1980 when he finished 14th in the 10000 m competition.[1]

Personal bests:[1]

  • 500 m – 41.2 (1969)
  • 1000 m – 1:21.9 (1969)
  • 1500 m – 2:04.2 (1968)
  • 5000 m – 7:22.5 (1969)
  • 10000 m – 15:09.00 (1980)

Other activities[edit]

Sandler was an active and versatile athlete who competed in long-distance running, cycling, orienteering, triathlon, cross-country and Nordic skiing. He was particularly successful in triathlon, winning multiple international competitions in various age groups such as the World Championships in 2001.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Örjan Sandler. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Örjan Sandler. colting.se
  3. ^ Ed Richards (August 22, 2001). 60-year-old Finishes 6th In Triathlon. Daily Press

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