Willy Olsen (born 28 February 1950) is a retired Norwegian speed skater from Tynset who competed internationally in the 1970s. His strength was on the long distances, and he won the 5000 metres' distance at the national championship in 1972. At the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo he finished 5th in the 5000 metres.[1]

Willy Olsen
Wereldkampioenschappen schaatsen mannen allround in Oslo. De Noor Willy Olsen i…, Bestanddeelnr 254-9160.jpg
Willy Olsen in 1972
Personal information
NationalityNorwegian
Born (1950-02-28) 28 February 1950 (age 71)
Tynset
Sport
SportSpeed skating
ClubTynset IF

Olsen joined the first professional league, International Speed Skating League, in 1973. After the dissolution of the league in 1974, Olsen became a speed skating coach.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile: Willy Olsen". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2009.
  2. ^ Bjarne Grandum (2000) [1975]. "Skøytegruppa i Tynset idrettsforening - historikk". Tynset idrettsforenings 75-års jubileumsmelding / Tynset idrettsforenings 100-årsjubileumsbok (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 February 2009.

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