Evert Stenlund, Andersen

Hjalmar Andersen, 13 March 1923




After World War II the recovery of speed skating was slow. The only skaters who made considerable progress during the war were the Swedes, and among them especially Åke Seyffarth. Seyffarth had during a nice winter day in Davos 1941 set the world record on 5000 meters to 8.13.7, thereby improving Ivar Ballangrud's record with 3 and a half seconds. This record was improved by Kornel Pajor in 1949, who shaved off a further 2 tenths of a second. In 1949 also "Hjallis" Andersen entered the world record table with 16.57.4, and in 1951, 8.07.3 gave him his second world record. During the olympics in Oslo 1952, he became the hero of the Norwegian people, winning 3 gold medals. "Hjallis" won three world championships: 1950, 1951 and 1952. During the same years he also took the european titles.




Personal Records:

43.7 Trondheim 13 January 1951
1.30.6 Davos 2 February 1954
2.16.4 Davos 6 February 1949
4.49.6 Davos 30 January 1954
8.06.5 Misurina 29 January 1956
16.32.6 Hamar 10 February 1952

World Records:

16.57.4 Davos 6 February 1949
8.07.3 Trondheim 13 January 1951
16.51.4 Gjøvik 27 January 1952
16.32.6 Hamar 10 February 1952

#1 in Adelskalendern:

10 February 1952 - 17 January 1954
Last modified: Feb 22 1996

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