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Bertel Backman

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameBertel Fredrik Aulis•Backman (-Miesmäki)
Used nameBertel•Backman
Nick/petnamesPonttus
Born10 June 1905 in Tampere (FIN)
Died7 February 1981 in Tampere (FIN)
Measurements177 cm / 71 kg
AffiliationsTampereen Pyrintö, Tampere (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Bertel Backman’s first national achievement was the win of the 1927 Junior All-round Championships. He couldn’t repeat this feat in his senior races but was second (1929) and third (1928) at the Finnish All-round Championships. At World Championships he placed ninth in 1927 and 1929. His last appearance at National championships was in 1931.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.4 (1928); 1500 – 2:22.8 (1928); 5000 – 8:56.2 (1928); 10000 – 18:09.8 (1928).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) FIN Bertel Backman
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) AC
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 13