Dag Fornæss

Dag Fornæss (born 30 June 1948) is a former speed skater from Norway who won the Norwegian, European, and World Allround Championships in 1969. He was born in Hamar.

Dag Fornæss
Dag Fornæss 1971.jpg
Dag Fornæss in 1971
Personal information
Born (1948-06-30) 30 June 1948 (age 73)
Hamar, Norway
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
SportSpeed skating
ClubHamar IL


Representing Hamar Idrettslag (Hamar Sports Club), Fornæss had his international breakthrough in 1969, when he won the Norwegian Allround Championships, the European Allround Championships, and the World Allround Championships. That same year, he also skated a new world record on the 3,000 m. For his accomplishments that year, Fornæss received the Oscar Mathisen Award and was chosen Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year.

He became European Allround Champion again in 1971. Fornæss participated in his last international event at the 1972 Winter Olympic Games, after which he ended his skating career.

Fornæss also was a successful association football player, playing in the Norwegian Premier League for the club Skeid Fotball in 1972. His grandfather, Embret Skogen, was an Olympic shooter.[1]


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

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics
World Allround 1969
World Sprint
European Allround 1969
Norwegian Allround 1969
Norwegian Sprint 1970


World recordEdit

Fornæss successively broke the 3,000 m record twice. world record:

Discipline Time Date Location
3000 m 4.17,4 January 28, 1969 Cortina d'Ampezzo

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[2]

Personal recordsEdit

To put these personal records in perspective, the column WR lists the official world records on the dates that Fornæss skated his personal records.[1]

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 39.1  15 January 1972 Davos 38.0
1,000 m 1:20.6  3 March 1971 Notodden 1:18.8
1,500 m 2:01.98 23 January 1972 Davos 1:58.7
3,000 m 4:17.4  28 January 1969 Cortina d'Ampezzo 4:17.5
5,000 m 7:20.6  4 March 1972 Inzell 7:12.0
10,000 m 15:23.8  2 March 1969 Inzell 15:03.6
Big combination 171.752 23 January 1972 Davos 168.248

Fornæss has an Adelskalender score of 170.010 points. His highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a 3rd place.


  1. ^ a b Dag Fornæss Archived 2012-12-16 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "Dag Fornæss". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
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Preceded by
  Fred Anton Maier
Oscar Mathisen Award
Succeeded by
  Ard Schenk
Preceded by
  Fred Anton Maier
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
Succeeded by
  Stig Berge