Amund Sjøbrend

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Amund Sjøbrend
Amund Sjøbrend 1979.jpg
Amund Sjøbrend in 1979
Personal information
Born (1952-12-01) 1 December 1952 (age 62)
Sør-Odal, Norway
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport Speed skating
Club Hamar IL, Hamar

Amund Martin Sjøbrend (born 1 December 1952) is a former ice speed skater from Norway.

Together with Sten Stensen, Kay Stenshjemmet, and Jan Egil Storholt, Amund Sjøbrend was one of the legendary four S-es (which sounds like "four aces" in Norwegian), four Norwegian top skaters in the 1970s and early 1980s. His first international success came in 1974, when he won silver at the European Allround Championships. Sjøbrend participated at the 1976 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, but had no success there. In 1977, he won bronze at the European Allround Championships.

Sjøbrend was more or less in the shadow of the other three of the four S-es until he had his best year in 1981. That year, he became both European Allround Champion and World Allround Champion. For his accomplishments, he received the Oscar Mathisen Award that same year.


An overview of medals won by Sjøbrend at important championships he participated in, listing the years in which he won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics
World Allround 1981
European Allround 1981 1974 1977
Norwegian Allround 1975 1974

Personal records[edit]

To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Sjøbrend skated his personal records.[1]

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 38.62 19 March 1977 Medeo 37.00
1,000 m 1:19.4  29 March 1981 Changchun 1:13.39
1,500 m 1:56.32 11 January 1981 Davos 1:54.79
3,000 m 4:08.22 16 January 1981 Davos 4:04.06
5,000 m 7:08.88 24 January 1981 Deventer 6:56.9 
10,000 m 14:58.71 15 February 1981 Oslo 14:26.71
Big combination 166.664 20 March 1977 Medeo 165.884

Sjøbrend has an Adelskalender score of 165.216 points. His highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a twelfth place.


  1. ^ Amund Sjøbrend.
Preceded by
United States Eric Heiden
Oscar Mathisen Award
Succeeded by
Sweden Tomas Gustafson