1923 World Allround Speed Skating Championships

The 1923 World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place at 10 and 11 February 1923 at the ice rink Östermalms Idrottsplats in Stockholm, Sweden.

World Allround Speed Skating Championships
Clas Thunberg Chamonix 1924.gif
Clas Thunberg (1924)
VenueÖstermalms Idrottsplats, Stockholm, Sweden
Dates10–11 February 1923
Competitors18 from 5 nations
Medalist men
1st place, gold medalist(s) Clas Thunberg  FIN
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Harald Strøm  NOR
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Yakov Melnikov  URS

Harald Strøm was defending champion but did not succeed in prolonging his title.
Clas Thunberg became World champion for the first time.

Allround resultsEdit

Place Athlete Country Points 500m 5000m 1500m 10000m
  Clas Thunberg   Finland 11.0 45.2 (1) 9:10.3 (2) 2:26.3 (2) 18:21.3 (6)
  Harald Strøm   Norway 13.0 47.4 (6) 9:13.6 (3) 2:27.2 (3) 17:58.4 (1)
  Yakov Melnikov   Soviet Union 14.0 47.0 (4) 9:06.2 (1) 2:30.4 (6) 18:09.0 (3)
4 Roald Larsen   Norway 17.0 47.6 (7) 9:17.8 (5) 2:24.9 (1) 18:14.4 (4)
5 Ole Olsen   Norway 24.0 49.3 (13) 9:16.5 (4) 2:29.5 (5) 17:59.9 (2)
6 Julius Skutnabb   Finland 25.0 48.0 (8) 9:20.4 (6) 2:28.0 (4) 18:23.2 (7)
7 Oskar Olsen   Norway 36.0 45.9 (2) 9:23.3 (8) 2:34.1 (15) 18:48.4 (11)
8 Eric Blomgren   Sweden 36.0 48.4 (9) 9:29.1 (10) 2:31.6 (9) 18:28.3 (8)
9 Fridtjof Paulsen   Norway 37.0 49.6 (14) 9:22.4 (7) 2:30.8 (7) 18:29.2 (9)
10 Platon Ippolitov   Soviet Union 41.0 49.8 (15) 9:32.8 (11) 2:32.5 (10) 18:19.3 (5)
11 Asser Wallenius   Finland 42.0 46.9 (3) 9:53.0 (16) 2:32.6 (11) 18:56.5 (12)
12 Harald Halvorsen   Norway 42.0 47.2 (5) 9:49.7 (14) 2:31.3 (8) 19:17.8 (15)
13 Toivo Ovaska   Finland 52.0 48.7 (10) 9:49.3 (13) 2:33.5 (12) 19:29.2 (17)
14 Waldemar Bergström   Finland 52.5 51.1 (16) 9:26.5 (9) 2:39.3 (17) 18:35.3 (10)
15 Knut Sundheim   Norway 55.0 49.2 (12) 9:50.8 (15) 2:33.8 (14) 19:07.0 (14)
16 Werner Eriksson   Sweden 58.0 48.9 (11) 10:15.3 (18) 2:33.6 (13) 19:22.9 (16)
17 Gustaf Andersson   Sweden 59.0 51.2 (18) 9:32.9 (12) 2:38.6 (16) 19:06.6 (13)
18 Karl Johansson   Sweden 69.5 51.1 (16) 10:02.6 (17) 2:39.6 (18) 19:32.9 (18)
* = Fell
NC = Not classified
NF = Not finished
NS = Not started
DQ = Disqualified

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[1]

RulesEdit

Four distances have to be skated:

  • 500m
  • 1500m
  • 5000m
  • 10000m

The ranking was made by award ranking points. The points were awarded to the skaters who had skated all the distances. The final ranking was then decided by ordering the skaters by lowest point totals.

  • 1 point for 1st place
  • 2 point for 2nd place
  • 3 point for 3rd place
  • and so on

One could win the World Championships also by winning at least three of the four distances, so the ranking could be affected by this.

Silver and bronze medals were awarded.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Results of the 1923 World Championship Allround Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.