Sigurd Mathisen

Sigurd Mathisen
Personal information
Born (1884-04-26)26 April 1884
Kristiania, Norway
Died 4 March 1919(1919-03-04) (aged 34)
Country Norway
Sport Speed skating

Sigurd Mathisen (26 April 1884 – 4 March 1919) was a Norwegian speed skater, world champion and world record holder over 500 m. He was an older brother of Oscar Mathisen.

International championships

Mathisen won a gold medal at the 1904 World Allround Championships, where he won the 1500 m (shared), 5000 m and 10,000 m races.[1] All distances were originally won by Peter Sinnerud, but he was later disqualified for professionalism, and Mathisen was declared world champion.


World record

In 1908 Sigurd Mathisen improved the world record on 500 m to 44.4 seconds (sharing the record with Johan Vikander).[2] The record was beaten in 1912 by Oscar Mathisen.

500 m0.44,49 February 1908Davos


Personal records

Personal records
Men's Speed skating
Event Result Date Location Notes
500m 44.4 9 February 1908 Davos
1500m 2:26.2 9 February 1908 Davos
5000m 9:05.2 1 February 1909 Davos
10000m 18:35.2 15 February 1902 Kristiania


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  1. Medal Winners in World Allround Championships International Skating Union (Retrieved on 9 April 2008)
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  3. "Sigurd Mathisen". Retrieved 25 August 2012.

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