Thomas Öberg (figure skater)

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Thomas Öberg
Personal information
Full name Lars Thomas Öberg
Country representedFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Born (1958-08-10) 10 August 1958 (age 59)
Malmberget, Sweden
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Skating club Göteborgs Konståkningsklubb
Retiredc. 1981

Lars Thomas Öberg (born 10 August 1958 in Malmberget) is a Swedish former competitive figure skater. He is a four-time Nordic champion (1973, 1976, 1978–79) and a nine-time Swedish national champion (1972–80). [1] He represented his country at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, and placed 14th. [2] A competitor at multiple World and European Championships, he finished in the top ten at the 1980 Europeans in Gothenburg.

Malmberget Place in Lapland, Sweden

Malmberget is a locality and mining town situated in Gällivare Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 5,590 inhabitants in 2010. It is situated 5 kilometres from the municipal seat Gällivare.

Sweden constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.4 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

The Nordic Championships are an annual elite figure skating competition. It was originally open only to representatives of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Since 2011, representatives of any ISU member nation may enter the senior-level event, but not lower levels. Medals may be awarded on the senior, junior, and novice levels in men's singles, ladies singles, pair skating, and ice dancing, although the latter two disciplines are often omitted due to lack of entries. Prominent Nordic champions include Olympic champions Gillis Grafström, Magda Julin, and Ludowika Jakobsson-Eilers / Walter Jakobsson.

Results

International
Event70–7171–7272–7373–7474–7575–7676–7777–7878–7979–8080–81
Olympics 14th
Worlds 23rd20th17th19th14th
Europeans 21st18th18th14th13th18th10th12th
NHK Trophy 5th
Nordics 3rd1st2nd2nd1st1st1st
Prague Skate 10th
National [1]
Swedish 2nd1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st1st

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References

  1. 1 2 "Svenska Mästerskapen i Konståkning för Herrar" [Swedish Figure Skating Championships: Men](PDF) (in Swedish).[ permanent dead link ]
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Thomas Öberg". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC . Retrieved 13 February 2010.