Undis Blikken

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Undis Blikken
Medal record
Women's speed skating
World Allround Speed Skating Championships
Gold medal – first place 1934 Oslo (unofficial) Allround
Undis Blikken in 1962.

Undis Blikken (7 May 1914 – 22 January 1992) was a Norwegian female speed skating pioneer.

She won the unofficial World Allround Speed Skating Championships for Women in 1934, ahead of Verné Lesche from Finland. Her winning time on the 1500 metres distance (2.40,0) was also world record for women.[1]

She participated at the official world championships in 1936 and 1938. In 1938 she finished 5th overall, and 3rd on two of the distances.[1]

At the Norwegian Allround Speed Skating Championships she won gold medals in 1934, 1936 and 1938, "alternating" with Laila Schou Nilsen,[2] and silver medals in 1933, 1935 and 1940. She represented the club Oslo SK.

She represented the Liberal Party in Oslo city council.[3] She was a parliamentary ballot candidate from the constituency Hedmark in 1945 and from Oslo in 1957 and 1961.[4][5][6]

She has got a road named after her in Åsnes kommune.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile: Undis Blikken". skateresults.com. Retrieved 4 February 2009. 
  2. ^ http://snl.no/sk%C3%B8yteidrett/norgesmestere_i_hurtigl%C3%B8p
  3. ^ "Undis Blikken ble ansatt som PR-leder i Oslo". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 9 February 1962. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "Norges Offisielle Statistikk. X. 132. Stortingsvalget 1945." (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 
  5. ^ "Norges Offisielle Statistikk. XI. 299. Stortingsvalget 1957" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 
  6. ^ "Norges Offisielle Statistikk. XII. 68. Stortingsvalget 1961" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 
  7. ^ "Fulgte sin egen vei". Glåmdalen (in Norwegian). 13 July 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-09.