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1908 World Allround Speed Skating Championships

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Dates  8–9 February 1908
Competitors  15from 7 nations
1908 World Allround Speed Skating Championships
Venue  Eisstadion, Davos, Switzerland

The 1908 World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place at 8 and 9 February 1908 at the ice rink Eisstadion in Davos, Switzerland. THis year it was the first time also Silver and Bronze medals were awarded. Also a point system was introduced to make a ranking, but the rule that if one won three distances became automatic World champion was still valid.


There was no defending champion. Oscar Mathisen won three distances and became World champion. He also had the lowest amount of points awarded.

Allround results

* = Fell NC = Not classified NF = Not finished NS = Not started DQ = Disqualified

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com


Four distances have to be skated:

  • 500m
  • 1500m
  • 5000m
  • 10000m
  • The ranking was made by award ranking points. The points were awarded to the skaters who had skated all the distances. The final ranking was then decided by ordering the skaters by lowest point totals.

  • 1 point for 1st place
  • 2 point for 2nd place
  • 3 point for 3rd place
  • and so on
  • One could win the World Championships also by winning at least three of the four distances, so the ranking could be affected by this.

    Silver and bronze medals were awarded.


    1908 World Allround Speed Skating Championships Wikipedia

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