Anders Michanek

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Anders Michanek
Anders Michanek Intercontinental Final.jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Sweden
Date of birth (1943-05-30) 30 May 1943 (age 71)
Place of birth    Stockholm, Sweden
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Gamarna
Long Eaton Archers
Getingarna
Leicester Lions
Newcastle Diamonds
Reading Racers
Cradley Heath Heathens
Gamarna
Rospiggarna
1965-1966 (SWE)
1967
1967-1983 (SWE)
1968
1970
1971-1973, 1975, 1981
1977
1984-1985 (SWE)
1989 (SWE)
Individual honours
World Champion
Long Track World Champion
Swedish Champion
1974
1977
1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982
Team honours
World Pairs Champion
World Team Champion
Swedish Pairs Champion
Swedish Team Champion
1973, 1974, 1975
1970
1965, 1970, 1974, 1975
1967, 1969, 1974, 1978, 1979,
1981, 1982, 1983

Anders Michanek (born 30 May 1943 in Stockholm, Sweden)[1] is a Speedway rider. In 1974 he won the Speedway World Championship in his Swedish homeland with a maximum score of 15 points.[2] He also won the World Pairs Championship with the late Tommy Jansson in 1973 and 1975 and with Sören Sjösten in 1974.

Michanek had a very successful career riding in the British League. He initially signed for the Long Eaton Archers in 1967 before going on to ride for various clubs including Leicester Lions, Newcastle Diamonds, Reading Racers, Ipswich Witches and Cradley Heath Heathens.

Michanek won the World Final in 1974 and won the Swedish Individual Championship several times.[3] He won the World Long Track Final in 1977.[4]

World Final Appearances[edit]

Speedway World Pairs Championship[edit]

Speedway World Team Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan OBE, MBE (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  2. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
  3. ^ "Swedish Champion", Speedway Star, 9 September 1978, p. 8
  4. ^ "World Long Track", Speedway Star, 9 September 1978, p. 8