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Odd Lundberg

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOdd Harald•Lundberg
Used nameOdd•Lundberg
Born3 October 1917 in Brandbu, Gran (NOR)
Died8 March 1983 in Oslo (NOR)
Measurements76 kg
AffiliationsOslo IL, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway

Biography

Lundberg’s career spanned a quarter of a century, with the best results coming in the first years after the war. In 1946, he won the first, still unofficial, post-war World Championships in Oslo, becoming recognized champion two years later. He added two more podium places in subsequent years, as well as a third place in the 1948 European Championships. A real allrounder, he did not particularly excel in a single distance, which may have prevented him from becoming Olympic champion. He did take home two medals from the 1948 Games, coming second in the 5000 m and third in the 1500 m. Lundberg’s only national title came in 1948. He had also scored the best points total in 1947, but had to leave the title to Henry Wahl, who became champion on account of three distance wins, two of which were shared with Lundberg. Lundberg’s last national championship participation came in 1961, when he was 43 years old and failed to qualify for the fourth distance.

Personal Bests: 500 – 43.4 (1949); 1500 – 2:18.2 (1949); 5000 – 8:14.5 (1958); 10000 – 17:10.5 (1958).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) NOR Odd Lundberg
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 7

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