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Fred Anton Maier

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Country  Norway
Club  Tonsbergs TF
Role  Speed Skater
Name  Fred Maier
Sport  Men's speed skating

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Born  15 December 1938 (1938-12-15) Notteroy, Norway
Personal best(s)  500 m: 41.8 (1968) 1000 m: 1:24.3 (1968) 1500 m: 2:06.1 (1968) 3000 m: 4:17.5 (1968) 5000 m: 7:16.7 (1968) 10 000 m: 15:20.3 (1968)
Died  June 9, 2015, Notteroy, Norway
Olympic medals  Speed skating at the 1964 Winter Olympics – Men's 5000 metres
Similar People  Knut Johannesen, Per Ivar Moe, Kees Verkerk, Jonny Nilsson, Johnny Hoglin

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Fred Anton Maier (15 December 1938 – 9 June 2015) was a speed skater from Norway. He was among the dominating skaters throughout the 1960s, specialising in the longer distances.


Maier won four Olympic medals: silver on the 10,000 m and bronze on the 5,000 m at the 1964 Olympics, and gold on the 5,000 m and silver on the 10,000 m at the 1968 Olympics. In 1968, he also became European and World Allround Champion. In total, Maier set eleven world records. For a brief week in 1968 he held four world records simultaneously, the 3,000 m, 5,000 m, 10,000 m, and the allround samalogue record.

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In addition, Maier excelled in cycling, winning two National Time Trial Championships bronze medals (in 1957 and 1967). In 1967, he was awarded the Egebergs Ærespris and in 1968, he won the Oscar Mathisen Award and was chosen Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year.

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Maier died from cancer on 9 June 2015 at the age of 76.

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An overview of medals won by Maier at important championships he participated in, listing the years in which he won each:

World records

Over the course of his career, Maier skated eleven world records:


Personal records

To put these personal records in perspective, the WR column lists the official world records on the dates that Maier skated his personal records.

Maier has an Adelskalender score of 173.518 points. His highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a second place.


  • Maier forteller til Knut Bjørnsen (Aschehoug, Oslo, 1968) (in Norwegian)
  • References

    Fred Anton Maier Wikipedia