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12 Dec 1920 Løten, Norway
Male

Ivar Martinsen started his skating career as an 11-year old kid in a local club in Løten, east of Hamar. In 1938, he became a member of Hamar IL and progressed quickly, placing fourth at the Norwegian Junior Championships in Tønsberg, after winning the 1,500 metres. He lost five seasons due to World War II, but come back strongly in 1946, winning the national junior championship at the age of 25. At that time Norwegian skaters had to be top-ranked in national junior competitions to be promoted to the senior class. In 1947 he competed in the national senior championships...

Ivar in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
medals
Gold medal: Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Oslo
    Oslo 1952
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Oslo
    Oslo 1952
    • =8
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
  • St. Moritz
    St. Moritz 1948
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    St. Moritz
    St. Moritz 1948
    • 16
      Speed Skating
      1,500 metres

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