Sigurd Mathisen

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Sigurd Mathisen
De norske representanter ved verdensmesterskabsløbene i Davos 1908.jpg
Sigurd Mathisen, Martin Saetherhaug and Oscar Mathisen
Personal information
Born (1884-04-26)April 26, 1884
Kristiania, Norway
Died March 4, 1919(1919-03-04)
Country Norway
Sport Speed skating

Sigurd Mathisen (April 26, 1884 – March 4, 1919) was a Norwegian speed skater, world champion and world record holder on 500m. He was an older brother of Oscar Mathisen.

International championships[edit]

Mathisen won a gold medal at the 1904 World Allround Championships, where he also was given the victory on 1500m (shared), 5000m and 10000m.[1] All distances were originally won by Peter Sinnerud, who was later disqualified for professionalism, after which Sigurd Mathisen was declared world champion.


World record[edit]

In 1908 Sigurd Mathisen improved the world record on 500m, finishing on 44.4 seconds (sharing the record with Johan Vikander, who also finished on 44.4 seconds in the same event).[2] The record lasted four years, until beaten by Oscar Mathisen in 1912.

Discipline Time Date Location
500 m 0.44,4 February 9, 1908 Switzerland Davos


Personal records[edit]

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
Distance Time Date Location Notes
500m 44.4 February 9, 1908 Switzerland
1500m 2:26.2 February 9, 1908 Switzerland
5000m 9:05.2 February 1, 1909 Switzerland
10000m 18:35.2 February 15, 1902 Norway


  1. ^ Medal Winners in World Allround ChampionshipsInternational Skating Union (Retrieved on April 9, 2008)
  2. ^ Historical World RecordsInternational Skating Union (Retrieved on April 9, 2008)
  3. ^ "Sigurd Mathisen". Retrieved 25 August 2012.