Magne Thomassen

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Magne Thomassen
Magne Thomassen with coaches 1968.jpg
Thomassen with coaches at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1941-05-01) 1 May 1941 (age 73)
Melhus, Norway
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Country Norway
Sport Men's speed skating
Club Trondhjems Skøiteklub

Magne Thomassen (born 1 May 1941) is a former speed skater from Norway. He participated in international championships over a period of more than ten years. He took part in 23 country matches for Norway in the period 1959–1971[1] and competed in the European Speed Skating Championships, World Allround Speed Skating Championships and World Sprint Speed Skating Championships between 1962 and 1972.

Biography[edit]

After setting a world record on the 1,500 meters with the time 2:02.5 on 5 February 1972, Magne Thomassen conquered the first position on the Adelskalenderen ranking for a period of two days until Kees Verkerk regained that position.[2]

Thomassen became Norwegian allround champion in 1968.[3] He became the first winner of the Norwegian sprint speed skating championship in 1970, a title he also won the year thereafter.[4]

Thomassen won silver in the 500 m event of the 1968 Winter Olympic Games,[5] silver in the World Allround Speed Skating Championships in 1968 and 1970, bronze in the 1970 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships as well as bronze in the 1968 allround European Speed Skating Championships.

He represented the club Trondhjems Skøiteklub.[6]

Records[edit]

World record[edit]

Discipline Time Date Location
1500 m 2.02,5 February 5, 1968 Switzerland Davos

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[7]

Personal records[edit]

To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Thomassen skated his personal records.[5]

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 39.8 27 January 1970 Cortina d'Ampezzo 38.87
1,000 m 1:21.0 20 February 1971 Inzell 1:19.2
1,500 m 2:02.5 5 February 1968 Davos 2:03.9
3,000 m 4:23.1 28 January 1969 Cortina d'Ampezzo 4:17.5
5,000 m 7:22.3 1 March 1969 Inzell 7:16.7
10,000 m 15:23.3 10 March 1968 Inzell 15:20.3
Big combination 173.252 10 March 1968 Inzell 176.340

Note that Thomassen's score on the Big combination was no world record because Kees Verkerk skated an even lower total of points on that day.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Eng & Petersen 1986, p. 97.
  2. ^ http://web.telia.com/~u46130641/evo3.htm Evolution of the Adelskalender
  3. ^ Eng & Teigen 2005, p. 26.
  4. ^ Eng & Teigen 2005, p. 42.
  5. ^ a b Magne Thomassen. sports-reference.com
  6. ^ Bryhn, Rolf (2007). "Trondhjems Skøiteklub". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  7. ^ "Magne Thomassen". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
Bibliography
  • Eng, Trond. All Time International Championships, Complete Results: 1889 – 2002. Askim, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2002.
  • Eng, Trond; Gjerde, Arild and Teigen, Magne. Norsk Skøytestatistikk Gjennom Tidene, Menn/Kvinner, 1999 (6. utgave). Askim/Skedsmokorset/Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1999.
  • Eng, Trond; Gjerde, Arild; Teigen, Magne and Teigen, Thorleiv. Norsk Skøytestatistikk Gjennom Tidene, Menn/Kvinner, 2004 (7. utgave). Askim/Skedsmokorset/Veggli/Hokksund, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2004.
  • Eng, Trond and Petersen, Preben Gorud. Norges Landskamper, Komplette resultater 1929 – 86. Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1986.
  • Eng, Trond and Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater fra offisielle Norske Mesterskap på skøyter, 1894 – 2005. Askim/Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 2005.
  • Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater Norske Mesterskap På Skøyter, 1887 – 1989: Menn/Kvinner, Senior/Junior. Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1989.
  • Teigen, Magne. Komplette Resultater Internasjonale Mesterskap 1889 – 1989: Menn/Kvinner, Senior/Junior, allround/sprint. Veggli, Norway: WSSSA-Skøytenytt, 1989.

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