Hasse Börjes

Hasse Börjes (born 25 January 1948) is a Swedish speed skater, Olympic silver medalist and former world record holder in the 500 m.

Hasse Börjes
Schaatswedstrijden voor eerste ISSL World Cup voor prof op De Uithof in Den Haag, Bestanddeelnr 926-1418.jpg
Personal information
Born (1948-01-25) 25 January 1948 (age 74)
Rättvik, Sweden
Medal record

Born in Rättvik, at the 1972 Olympics in Sapporo Börjes was silver medalist at the 500 meter speed skating event.[1] During those games he also was the Swedish flag-bearer during the opening ceremony.[2]

Hasse Börjes improved the world record on 500m three times in 1970 (38.9 seconds, 38.87, and 38.46 seconds), and equaled the then record in 1972 (38.0 seconds).[3]

World recordsEdit

Discipline Time Date Location
500 m 0.38,9 18 January 1970   Davos
500 m 0.38,87 25 January 1970   Medeo
500 m 0.38,46 8 March 1970   Inzell
Sprint combination 163.300 12 December 1971   Kongsberg
500 m 0.38,0 4 March 1972   Inzell

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1972 Winter Olympics – Sapporo, Japan – Speed Skating" Archived 2007-04-07 at the Wayback Machine (Retrieved on April 9, 2008)
  2. ^ "Fakta: Tidigare svenska fanbärare" (in Swedish). Sveriges radio. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  3. ^ Historical World Records Archived 2012-02-05 at the Wayback MachineInternational Skating Union (Retrieved on April 9, 2008)
  4. ^ "Hasse Börjes". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.

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