Martin Stixrud

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMartin•Stixrud
Used nameMartin•Stixrud
Born9 February 1876 in Oslo (NOR)
Died8 January 1964 in Oslo (NOR)
AffiliationsOslo SK, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway

Biography

Martin Stixrud, the Olympic bronze medalist in 1920, had a long career as a figure skater, but emerged late as a champion. He was 37 when he won his first National Championship in 1913, but then he won nine championships in a row from 1916-24. He was also Nordic champion in 1919 and 1921, and won a silver medal at the European Championships in 1923. Stixrud was 44-years-old when he won his Olympic medal, being the second oldest person ever to win an Olympic medal in an individual Olympic winter sport, 107 days younger than Great Britain’s Geoffrey Hall-Say when he won his figure skating bronze medal at London in 1908. Stixrud, who worked for the national Norwegian railway company until his retirement, was engaged as a coach for Sonja Henie for a period.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Figure Skating (Skating) NOR Martin Stixrud
Singles, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Special Notes