Hjalmar Andersen

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Birthday
12, 1923
Birthplace
Rodoy, Norway
Death Date
Mar 27, 2013 (90)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1923
Birthplace
Rodoy, Norway
Death Date
Mar 27, 2013 (90)

About

Norwegian speed skater who won three gold medals at the 1952 Olympics, winning the 1500 meter, 5000 meter, and 10000 meter races.

Before Fame

He began speed skating when he was 10 years old.

Trivia

He won three consecutive World Championships from 1950 to 1952.

Family Life

He was born to Bjarne Johan Andersen and Anne Matilde Kristensen. He had three children with his wife Gerd.

Associated With

He medaled at the 1952 Olympics when American figure skater Dick Button also took home the gold.