Roger Strøm

Roger Strøm (born 28 July 1966 in Sandefjord) is a Norwegian speed skater.

Roger Strøm
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Personal information
Born28 July 1966 (1966-07-28) (age 55)
Sandefjord, Norway
Sport
Country Norway
SportSpeed skating

Strøm was Norway's best speed skating sprinter during the 1990s. His best seasons were from 1994 to 1997. During the 1994 Olympics he finished 7th over 1000 metres, but failed to qualify in the 500 m. His best world ranking was 2nd in the World Sprint Speed Skating Championships for Men in Hamar in 1997, and 3rd and 2nd over 500 m at the World Single Distance Championships for Men in 1996 and 1997.[1]

He has in total 15 Norwegian titles; 6 over 500 m, 2 over 1000 m, and 7 in sprint. He set Norwegian records over 500 m three times, and twice over 1000 m. He was the first Norwegian to break the 37 second barrier over 500 m, and the first Norwegian under 1.15 over 1000 m. Strøm represented Sandefjord Skøyteklubb, Hovden Sportsklubb and Idrettsforeningen Fram, Larvik.

Personal recordsEdit

  • 500 m – 35.98
  • 1000 m – 1:12.08
  • 1500 m – 2:05.40

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Roger Strøm". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2019.

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