Evert Stenlund, Nilsson

Jonny Nilsson, 9 February 1943




In Karuizawa 24 February 1963, at the age of 20, a new star was born. Jonny Nilsson was the new world champion with three fresh world records. The Swedish youngster had beaten the Norwegian quintet "Kuppern" Johannesen, Nils Aaness, Per Ivar Moe, Magne Thomassen and Fred Anton Maier, all of them with their own chapters in the speed skating history, by a fantastic 10000 meters. The 1963 WC was Nilsson's only international title except for a gold medal at the 1964 olympics. At the picture he is seen signaling his new world record at the WC at Bislett 1965.









Personal Records:

42.2 Davos 9 February 1966
1.33.1 Göteborg 19 January 1969
2.08.2 Davos 2 February 1966
4.27.6 Tolga 23 March 1963
7.32.9 Grenoble 15 February 1968
15.33.0 Karuizawa 24 February 1963

World Records:

7.34.3 Karuizawa 23 February 1963
15.33.0 Karuizawa 24 February 1963
178.447 Karuizawa 23/24 February 1963 (Big Comb.)
4.27.6 Tolga 23 March 1963
7.33.2 Oslo 13 February 1965

#1 in Adelskalendern:

24 February 1963 - 18 January 1964
Last modified: Feb 22 1996

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