Dag Fornæss

Dag Fornæss

Dag Fornæss in 1971
Personal information
Born (1948-06-30) 30 June 1948
Hamar, Norway
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport Speed skating
Club Hamar IL

Dag Fornæss (born 30 June 1948) is a former speed skater from Norway who won the Norwegian, European, and World Allround Championships in 1969. He was born in Hamar.


Representing Hamar Idrettslag (Hamar Sports Club), Fornæss had his international breakthrough in 1969, when he won the Norwegian Allround Championships, the European Allround Championships, and the World Allround Championships. That same year, he also skated a new world record on the 3,000 m. For his accomplishments that year, Fornæss received the Oscar Mathisen Award and was chosen Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year.

He became European Allround Champion again in 1971. Fornæss participated in his last international event at the 1972 Winter Olympic Games, after which he ended his skating career.

Fornæss also was a successful association football player, playing in the Norwegian Premier League for the club Skeid Fotball in 1972. His grandfather, Embret Skogen, was an Olympic shooter.[1]


An overview of medals won by Fornæss at important championships he participated in, listing the years in which he won each:

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics
World Allround 1969
World Sprint
European Allround 1969
Norwegian Allround 1969
Norwegian Sprint 1970


World record

Fornæss successively broke the 3,000 m record twice. world record:

3000 m4.17,4January 28, 1969 Cortina d'Ampezzo

Source: SpeedSkatingStats.com[2]

Personal records

To put these personal records in perspective, the column WR lists the official world records on the dates that Fornæss skated his personal records.[1]

500 m39.115 January 1972Davos38.0
1,000 m1:20.63 March 1971Notodden1:18.8
1,500 m2:01.9823 January 1972Davos1:58.7
3,000 m4:17.428 January 1969Cortina d'Ampezzo4:17.5
5,000 m7:20.64 March 1972Inzell7:12.0
10,000 m15:23.82 March 1969Inzell15:03.6
Big combination171.75223 January 1972Davos168.248

Fornæss has an Adelskalender score of 170.010 points. His highest ranking on the Adelskalender was a 3rd place.


  1. 1 2 Dag Fornæss. sports-reference.com
  2. "Dag Fornæss". SpeedSkatingStats.com. Retrieved 29 August 2012.

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Preceded by
Norway Fred Anton Maier
Oscar Mathisen Award
Succeeded by
Netherlands Ard Schenk
Preceded by
Norway Fred Anton Maier
Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year
Succeeded by
Norway Stig Berge

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