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Birth name  Sten Einar Stensen
Club  Drammens SK
Weight  74 kg
Sport  Speed skating
Height  1.83 m
Country  Norway
Role  Speed Skater
Nationality  Norwegian
Name  Sten Stensen

Sten Stensen
Born  18 December 1947 (age 68) (1947-12-18) Drammen, Norway
Olympic medals  Speed Skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics - Men's 10000m
Similar People  Piet Kleine, Ard Schenk, Kees Verkerk, Roar Gronvold, Hans van Helden

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Sten Einar Stensen (born 18 December 1947) is a former speed skater. Together with Amund SjĂžbrend, Kay Stenshjemmet, and Jan Egil Storholt, he was one of the legendary four S-es ("four aces" in Norwegian), contemporary Norwegian top skaters in the 1970s and early 1980s. Stensen excelled at the longer distances, especially the 5,000 m and 10,000 m, and set two world records. He was World Allround Champion in 1974 and European Allround Champion in 1975. He also won Olympic gold on the 5,000 m in Innsbruck in 1976. For his accomplishments, he received the Oscar Mathisen Award in 1974 and 1976.

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During the 1976 European Allround Championships in Oslo, Stensen (the defending European Champion), set a new world record on the 10,000 m, but he still lost his title to fellow Norwegian Kay Stenshjemmet by a tiny margin of only 0.005 points (equivalent to 0.10 seconds on the 10,000 m).

Stensen won gold on the 5,000 m at the 1976 Winter Olympics the next month, a race in which Piet Kleine won silver and the world record holder on that distance, Hans van Helden, won bronze. Still being the world record holder on the 10,000 m, Stensen was the favourite for that distance three days later, but he was beaten by Kleine in a close race. Again, Van Helden finished third.

After ending his speed skating career in 1978, Stensen became a Norwegian broadcasting commentator at speed skating events.

Medals

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

World records

Over the course of his career, Stensen skated two world records:

Personal records

Stensen has an Adelskalender score of 165.011 points. His highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a fourth place.

References

Sten Stensen Wikipedia


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