Club Tonsbergs TF
Role Speed Skater
|Name Fred Maier|
Sport Men's speed skating
|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
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Fred anton maier three norwegians on the podium words of olympians
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.
- Fred anton maier three norwegians on the podium words of olympians
- The sculpture of fred anton maier
- World records
- Personal records
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.
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.
Maier died from cancer on 9 June 2015 at the age of 76.
The sculpture of fred anton maier
An overview of medals won by Maier at important championships he participated in, listing the years in which he won each:
Over the course of his career, Maier skated eleven world 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.