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Jaakko Friman

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJaakko Johannes•Friman
Used nameJaakko•Friman
Nick/petnamesJaska
Born13 January 1904 in Tampere (FIN)
Died17 February 1987 in Tampere (FIN)
Measurements165 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsTampereen Pyrintö, Tampere (FIN)
NOC Finland

Biography

Jaakko Friman was a true sprinter and rarely skated distances other than 500 metres. Friman’s first international medal came at the 1927 European Workers Championships, where he won bronze in the 500. The next season was probably Friman’s best as he shared a bronze with John O’Neil Farrell and Roald Larsen at the 1928 Winter Olympic Games. His other international accomplishments were placing eighth at the 1929 World All-around Championships in the 500 and fifth in the 500 at both the 1934 World All-around Championships and 1935 European All-around Championships. At the Finnish Championships Friman won a gold (1929), two silvers (1928, 1934) and a bronze (1935), all in the 500 metres.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.6 (1928); 1500 – 2:30.5 (1934); 5000 – 9:33.9 (1928); 10000 – 19:50.0 (1928).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) FIN Jaakko Friman
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =3 Bronze