Hjalmar Andersen, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Hjalmar Andersen

speed skater from Norway

Date of Birth: 12-Mar-1923

Place of Birth: Rødøy, Nordland, Norway

Date of Death: 27-Mar-2013

Profession: speed skater, rower

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Hjalmar Andersen

  • Hjalmar "Hjallis" Johan Andersen (12 March 1923 – 27 March 2013) was a speed skater from Norway who won three gold medals at the 1952 Winter Olympic Games of Oslo, Norway.
  • He was the only triple gold medalist at the 1952 Winter Olympics, and as such, became the most successful athlete there. Nicknamed King Glad for his famous cheerful mood, he was one of Norway's most popular sportsmen ever.
  • Four statues of him were raised during his lifetime; in Trondheim, Hamar, Rødøy and outside Bislett Stadium in Oslo.
  • He was honored with a funeral at the state’s expense.

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