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Nationality  Sweden
Career status  Retired
Name  Anders Michanek

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Born  30 May 1943 (age 72) Stockholm, Sweden (1943-05-30)
1965-1966 (SWE) 1967 1967-1983 (SWE) 1968 1970 1971-1973, 1975, 1981 1977 1984-1985 (SWE) 1989 (SWE)  Gamarna Long Eaton Archers Getingarna Leicester Lions Newcastle Diamonds Reading Racers Cradley Heath Heathens Gamarna Rospiggarna
1974 1977 1972, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1982 1967, 1973 1973 1973 1973 1967 1973 1973  World Champion Long Track World Champion Swedish Champion Brandonapolis Pride of the East Blue Riband Spring Classic Olympique Superama Golden Gauntlets
1973, 1974, 1975 1970 1973 1965, 1970, 1974, 1975 1967, 1969, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983 1972  World Pairs Champion World Team Champion British League Champion Swedish Pairs Champion Swedish Team Champion Spring Gold Cup Winner
Similar People  Bernt Persson, Ivan Mauger, Soren Sjosten, Ole Olsen, Ove Fundin

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Anders Michanek (born 30 May 1943 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a Speedway rider. In 1974 he won the Speedway World Championship in his Swedish homeland with a maximum score of 15 points.

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Career

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Michanek had a very successful career riding in the British League. He initially signed for the Long Eaton Archers in 1967 before going on to ride for various clubs including Leicester Lions, Newcastle Diamonds, Reading Racers, Ipswich Witches and Cradley Heath Heathens.

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Michanek won the World Final in 1974 at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, and won the Swedish Individual Championship several times. He won the World Long Track Final in 1977 at Aalborg in Denmark.

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When Michanek finished second behind Denmark's Ole Olsen in the 1975 World Final at London's Wembley Stadium, it was reported that he was relieved to have relinquished his world title as he had not enjoyed the pressure of being the World Champion. Reports also told that he only started to enjoy the 1975 Final after finishing third in his opening heat behind Olsen and Russian rider Viktor Trofimov knowing that from that point he was not likely to repeat his 1974 win. This was reflected when he came out and won his final four races to finish 2 points behind the undefeated Olsen in second place.

Anders Michanek also won the World Pairs Championship in 1973 in Borås with Bernt Persson, again in 1974 at the Hyde Road Speedway in Manchester with Sören Sjösten, and a third time in succession in 1975 in Wrocław, Poland with Tommy Jansson. He also won the Speedway World Team Cup with Sweden in 1970.

In 1977, Michanek won the Long Track World Championship in Aalborg, Denmark.

Individual World Championship

  • 1967 - London, Wembley Stadium - 6th - 9pts
  • 1968 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 7th - 9pts
  • 1970 - Wroclaw, Olympic Stadium - 9th - 7pts
  • 1971 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 5th - 11pts
  • 1972 - London, Wembley Stadium - 7th - 8pts
  • 1973 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 10th - 6pts
  • 1974 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - Winner - 15pts
  • 1975 - London, Wembley Stadium - 2nd - 13pts
  • 1976 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - Reserve - 2pts
  • 1977 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 8th - 8pts
  • 1978 - London, Wembley Stadium - 10th - 7pts
  • World Pairs Championship

  • 1971 - Rybnik, Rybnik Municipal Stadium (with Bernt Persson) - 3rd - 22pts (13)
  • 1972 - Borås (with Bengt Jansson) - 4th - 22pts (15+2)
  • 1973 - Borås (with Tommy Jansson) - Winner - 24pts (15)
  • 1974 - Manchester, Hyde Road (with Sören Sjösten) - Winner - 28pts (14)
  • 1975 - Wrocław, Olympic Stadium (with Tommy Jansson) - Winner - 24pts (17)
  • 1977 - Manchester, Hyde Road (with Bernt Persson) - 2nd - 18pts (16)
  • World Team Cup

  • 1968 - London, Wembley Stadium (with Ove Fundin / Bengt Jansson / Olle Nygren / Torbjörn Harrysson) - 2nd - 30pts (7)
  • 1969 - Rybnik, Rybnik Municipal Stadium (with Bengt Jansson / Soren Sjosten / Ove Fundin / Torbjörn Harrysson) - 4th - 12pts (7)
  • 1970 - London, Wembley Stadium (with Ove Fundin / Bengt Jansson / Soren Sjosten) - Winner - 42pts (10)
  • 1971 - Wrocław, Olympic Stadium (with Bernt Persson / Soren Sjosten / Bengt Jansson / Leif Enecrona) - 4th - 18pts (9)
  • 1972 - Olching, Olching Speedwaybahn (with Tommy Jansson / Christer Lofqvist / Jan Simensen / Gote Nordin) - 4th - 18pts (4)
  • 1973 - London, Wembley Stadium (with Bernt Persson / Bengt Jansson / Tommy Jansson) - 2nd - 31pts (11)
  • 1974 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium (with Sören Sjösten / Tommy Jansson / Christer Lofqvist) - 2nd - 31pts (9)
  • 1975 - Norden, Motodrom Halbemond (with Tommy Jansson / Bernt Persson / Sören Sjösten / Sören Karlsson) - 3rd - 17pts (8)
  • 1976 - London, White City Stadium (with Bernt Persson / Lars-Åke Andersson / Bengt Jansson / Christer Löfqvist) - 3rd - 26pts (11)
  • 1977 - Wrocław, Olympic Stadium (with Bengt Jansson / Tommy Nilsson / Bernt Persson / Soren Karlsson) - 4th - 11pts (5)
  • Long Track World Championship

  • 1977 - Aalborg - Winner
  • 1979 - Marienbad - 2nd
  • 1981 - Radgona - 3rd
  • References

    Anders Michanek Wikipedia


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