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Encyclopedia > Oscar Mathisen

Oscar Wilhelm Mathisen (1888-1954) was a Norwegian speed skater and celebrity, almost rivalling Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen as symbols for a young nation (Norway became independant in 1905). 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gaetan Boucher training for the 1976 Olympics Speed skating or speedskating is a form of ice skating in which the competitors attempt to travel a certain distance over the ice as quickly as possible. ... Roald Amundsen Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (July 16, 1872–June 18?, 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. ... Fridtjof Nansen Fridtjof Nansen (born October 10, 1861 in Store Frøen, near Kristiania, now Oslo - died May 13, 1930 in Lysaker, outside Oslo) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat. ... 1905 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Born in Oslo (the Kristiania), he grew up as the youngest of seven. He was national champion at the age of 18, and became world champion the year after, even when falling on the 500 meter event. County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ...


During his career he held 18 world records; his 1500 meter record from 1914 stood unrivalled for 23 years. He became World Champion five times, European Champion three times.


After WWI he became a professional skater, and became professional world champion in 1920. He continues his career until 1929. WWI may be an acronym for: World War I World Wrestling Industry This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


His life ended tragically. Mathisen killed his wife and then himself after his wife had suffered from severe depressions over many years.


A statue of Mathisen has been erected outside of the Frogner Stadium in Oslo, where he celebrated many of his triumphs. Frogner is a borough of the city of Oslo, Norway. ...


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United States Olympic Committee - SPEEDSKATING: Hedrick Awarded 2004 Oscar Mathisen Memorial Trophy (602 words)
The Oscar Mathisen Memorial Trophy for the speed skating season 2003/04 has been awarded to U.S. skater Chad Hedrick (Spring, Texas) for his victory at the World All-round Championship held at the 1994 Olympic speed skating venue in Hamar, Norway, February 7-8, 2004.
Hedrick is the third U.S. speed skater to be honored with the Oscar Mathisen Memorial Trophy.
The "Oscar Award of speed skating" was introduced by Oslo Skøiteklub (Oslo Skating Club, OSK) to commemorate the legendary Norwegian speed skater Oscar Mathisen (1888-1954).
Oscar Mathisen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (174 words)
Oscar Wilhelm Mathisen (1888-1954) was a Norwegian speed skater and celebrity, almost rivalling Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen as symbols for a young nation (Norway became independant in 1905).
Mathisen killed his wife and then himself after his wife had suffered from severe depressions over many years.
A statue of Mathisen has been erected outside of the Frogner Stadium in Oslo, where he celebrated many of his triumphs.
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