Fred Anton Maier

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Fred Anton Maier
Fred Anton Maier.jpg
Maier, January 1968
Personal information
Born (1938-12-15)15 December 1938
Nøtterøy, Norway
Died 9 June 2015(2015-06-09) (aged 76)
Nøtterøy, Norway
Sport
Country Norway
Sport Men's speed skating
Club Tønsbergs TF
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 500 m: 41.8 (1968)
1000 m: 1:24.3
(1968)
1500 m: 2:06.1 (1968)
3000 m: 4:17.5 (1968)
5000 m: 7:16.7 (1968)
10 000 m: 15:20.3 (1968)

Fred Anton Maier (15 December 1938 – 9 June 2015) was a speed skater from Norway. He was among the dominating skaters throughout the 1960s, specialising in the longer distances.

Maier won four Olympic medals: silver on the 10,000 m and bronze on the 5,000 m at the 1964 Olympics, and gold on the 5,000 m and silver on the 10,000 m at the 1968 Olympics. In 1968, he also became European and World Allround Champion. In total, Maier set eleven world records. For a brief week in 1968 he held four world records simultaneously, the 3,000 m, 5,000 m, 10,000 m, and the allround samalogue record.

In addition, Maier excelled in cycling, winning two National Time Trial Championships bronze medals (in 1957 and 1967). In 1967, he was awarded the Egebergs Ærespris and in 1968, he won the Oscar Mathisen Award and was chosen Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year.

Maier died from cancer on 9 June 2015 at the age of 76.[1]

Medals[edit]

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

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics 1968 (5,000 m) 1964 (10,000 m)
1968 (10,000 m)
1964 (5,000 m)
World Allround 1968
European Allround 1968
Norwegian Allround 1965 1966
1967
1968
1961

Records[edit]

World records[edit]

Over the course of his career, Maier skated eleven world records:

Discipline Time Date Location Notes
5000 m 7.28,1 4 March 1965 Notodden Beaten by Kees Verkerk on 26 February 1967
10,000 m 15.32,2 6 February 1966 Oslo Beaten by Maier himself (see below)
Big combination 178.253 6 February 1966 Oslo Beaten by Kees Verkerk on 12 February 1967
10,000 m 15.31,8 28 February 1967 Inzell Beaten by Maier himself (see below)
5000 m 7.26,2 7 January 1968 Deventer Beaten by Maier himself (see below)
10,000 m 15.29,5 21 January 1968 Horten Beaten by Maier himself (see below)
10,000 m 15.20,3 28 January 1968 Oslo Beaten by Per Willy Guttormsen on 10 March 1968
5000 m 7.22,4 15 February 1968 Grenoble Beaten by Maier himself (see below)
Big combination 176.340 25 February 1968 Gothenburg Beaten by Kees Verkerk on 10 March 1968
3000 m 4.17,5 7 March 1968 Inzell Beaten by Dag Fornæss on 28 January 1969
5000 m 7.16,7 9 March 1968 Inzell Beaten by Kees Verkerk on 1 March 1969

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[2]

Personal records[edit]

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

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 41.8 3 February 1968 Davos 39.2
1,000 m 1:24.3 1 December 1968 Inzell 1:20.5
1,500 m 2:06.1 10 March 1968 Inzell 2:02.5
3,000 m 4:17.5 7 March 1968 Inzell 4:18.4
5,000 m 7:16.7 9 March 1968 Inzell 7:22.4
10,000 m 15:20.3 28 January 1968 Bislett 15:29.5

Maier has an Adelskalender score of 173.518 points. His highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a second place.

Biography[edit]

  • Maier forteller til Knut Bjørnsen (Aschehoug, Oslo, 1968) (Norwegian)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fred Anton Maier er død (Norwegian)
  2. ^ "Fred Anton Maier". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 

External links[edit]


Awards
Preceded by
Norway Ole Ellefsæter
Egebergs Ærespris
1967
Succeeded by
Norway Frithjof Prydz
Preceded by
Netherlands Kees Verkerk
Oscar Mathisen Award
1968
Succeeded by
Norway Dag Fornæss
Preceded by
Norway Bjørn Wirkola
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
1968
Succeeded by
Norway Dag Fornæss