Armand Carlsen

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The race between Carlsen (left) and Erhard Mayke (right) at the 1928 Winter Olympics

Armand Henning Carlsen (20 October 1905 – 8 May 1969) was a Norwegian speed skater who competed in the 1928 Winter Olympics.

In 1928 he finished fifth in the 5000 metres event. He also started in the abandoned 10000 metres competition.[1] He held the world record in the 10,000 metres distance between 1928 and 1939, clocking in 17:17.4 minutes at the 1928 World Championships.[2] His other personal best times were 46.5 seconds in the 500 metres (1931); 2.23.6 minutes in the 1500 metres (1928); and 8.34.0 minutes in the 5000 metres (1928).[1]

He represented the club Oslo SK,[2] and chaired the Norwegian Skating Association from 1956 to 1961.[3] For his achievements in both speed skating and cycling, he was awarded the Egebergs Ærespris in 1929.[2]

World record[edit]

Discipline Time Date Location
10,000 m 17.17,4 February 5, 1928 Switzerland Davos

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Armand Carlsen". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Bryhn, Rolf (2007). "Armand Carlsen". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  3. ^ Gjerde, Arild, ed. (2005). Norges Skøyteforbunds årbok 2003–2005 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norwegian Skating Association. p. 183. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "Armand Carlsen". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
Records
Preceded by
Oscar Mathisen
Men's 10000 m World Record Holder
5 February 1928 – 6 February 1938
Succeeded by
Ivar Ballangrud
Awards
Preceded by
Bernt Evensen
Egebergs Ærespris
1929
(together with Reidar Jørgensen)
Succeeded by
Fritjof Bergheim (1931)
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Nils W. Simensen
President of the Norwegian Skating Association
1956–1961
Succeeded by
Georg Krog