1908 World Allround Speed Skating Championships

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World Allround Speed Skating Championships
Oscar Mathisen 1914c.jpg
Oscar Mathisen World champion 1908
Venue Eisstadion, Davos, Switzerland
Dates 8–9 February 1908
Competitors 15 from 7 nations
Medalist men
1st, gold medalist(s) Oscar Mathisen  NOR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martin Sæterhaug  NOR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Moje Öholm  SWE
Medalist women

The 1908 World Allround Speed Skating Championships took place at 8 and 9 February 1908 at the ice rink Eisstadion in Davos, Switzerland. THis year it was the first time also Silver and Bronze medals were awarded. Also a point system was introduced to make a ranking, but the rule that if one won three distances became automatic World champion was still valid.

There was no defending champion. Oscar Mathisen won three distances and became World champion. He also had the lowest amount of points awarded.

Allround results[edit]

Place Athlete Country Points 500m 5000m 1500m 10000m
1st, gold medalist(s) Oscar Mathisen  Norway 13 54.4 (14)* 8:55.4 (1) 2:20.8 (1) 18:01.8 (1)
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martin Sæterhaug  Norway 13,5 46.2 (4) 9:04.4 (4) 2:23.4 (2) 18:28.6 (5)
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Moje Öholm  Sweden 15 45.2 (2) 9:04.8 (5) 2:23.6 (4) 18:30.2 (6)
4 Gunnar Strömstén Flag of Russia.svg Finland 16 47.2 (7) 9:01.6 (3) 2:25.4 (7) 18:04.0 (2)
5 Antti Wiklund Flag of Russia.svg Finland 16 47.4 (8) 9:01.4 (2) 2:24.2 (5) 18:24.0 (4)
6 Thomas Bohrer Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Austria 19,5 46.2 (4) 9:42.8 (8) 2:27.6 (9) 18:21.2 (3)
7 Arne Schrey Flag of Russia.svg Finland 23 46.4 (6) 9:07.6 (6) 2:24.4 (6) 18:55.2 (8)
8 Jean Pettersson  Sweden 30 48.4 (10) 9:53.0 (9) 2:29.8 (11) 18:53.0 (7)
9 Ejnar Sørensen  Denmark 36 49.6 (11) 10:26.4 (15)* 2:34.0 (13) 19:07.4 (9)
10 Frederick Dix  United Kingdom 38 51.6 (13) 9:54.0 (10) 2:35.0 (14) 19:11.4 (10)
NC Johan Vikander Flag of Russia.svg Finland - 44.8 (1) 9:20.6 (7) 2:23.4 (2) NS
NC Sigurd Mathisen  Norway - 45.4 (3) 9:56.4 (11) 2:26.2 (8) NS
NC Franz Wathén Flag of Russia.svg Finland - 47.4 (8) 10:00.8 (12) 2:27.8 (10) NS
NC Franz Schilling Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Austria - 50.4 (12) 10:07.2 (13) 2:32.0 (12) NS
NC Henny Kalt  Netherlands - NF 10:18.6 (14) NS NS
* = Fell
NC = Not classified
NF = Not finished
NS = Not started
DQ = Disqualified

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[1]

Rules[edit]

Four distances have to be skated:

  • 500m
  • 1500m
  • 5000m
  • 10000m

The ranking was made by award ranking points. The points were awarded to the skaters who had skated all the distances. The final ranking was then decided by ordering the skaters by lowest point totals.

  • 1 point for 1st place
  • 2 point for 2nd place
  • 3 point for 3rd place
  • and so on

One could win the World Championships also by winning at least three of the four distances, so the ranking could be affected by this.

Silver and bronze medals were awarded.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results of the 1908 World Championship Allround Men". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 25 August 2012.