7 July 1959 |
|Sport||Men's speed skating|
During many speed skating seasons, Rønning was the world's best sprinter. Rønning participated in the 13 sprint world championships between 1977 and 1989, he became champion in 1981, and won silver in 1978 and bronze in 1979 and 1982. He has participated in three olympics; in 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid he won a bronze medal on the 1000 m and came fourth on the 500 m at the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo he came 7th in the 500 m, and at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary he came 10th in the 500 m.
Frode Rønning has nine Norwegian sprint championships in total 3 on the 500 m and 2 on the 1000 m. As a junior, he sat 6 junior world records on 500 m, 1000 m and overall sprint. He first skated for Leinstrand IL and later for Oslo IL and ASK (Arbeidernes Skøyteklubb – later called Aktiv Skøyteklubb). Personal records: 37.31 - 1:15.54 - 1:59.82
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