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Per Ivar Moe (born 11 November 1944 in Lillehammermarker) is a former speed skater from Norwaymarker.


In 1963, 18 year old Per Ivar Moe won bronze at the European Allround Championships, an achievement he would repeat the following year (1964). In addition, in 1964, he became the first in 8 years to beat Knut Johannesen at the Norwegian Championships. That year, he also participated in the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruckmarker and won a silver medal on the 5,000 m in a time of 7:38.6, a mere 0.2 seconds behind Johannesen. At first, it seemed that Moe had won gold when 7:38.7 was displayed as Johannesen's time, but this was quickly corrected to 7:38.4.

In 1965, Moe won silver at the European Championships and two weeks later he became World Allround Champion. For his achievements, he received the 1965 Oscar Mathisen Award and was elected Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year that same year. After a disappointing season in 1966, Moe retired to complete his university degree.


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

Championships Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Winter Olympics 1964 (5,000 m)
World Allround 1965
European Allround 1965 1963
Norwegian Allround 1964 1965 1966

Personal records

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

Event Result Date Venue WR
500 m 41.6 23 February 1963 Karuizawa 39.5
1,000 m 1:36.5 17 February 1960 Hamarmarker 1:22.8
1,500 m 2:06.9 26 January 1966 Davosmarker 2:06.3
3,000 m 4:31.8 25 February 1965 Oslomarker 4:27.3
5,000 m 7:38.6 5 February 1964 Innsbruckmarker 7:34.3
10,000 m 15:47.8 19 January 1964 Oslomarker 15:33.0
Big combination 178.727 14 February 1965 Oslomarker 178.447

Moe was number one on the Adelskalender, the all-time allround speed skating ranking, from 26 January 1964 to 13 February 1965 and for 4 more days in January 1966 – a total of 388 days. He has an Adelskalender score of 177.150 points.




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