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Ants Antson in 1966
Personal information
Born (1938-11-11)11 November 1938
Tallinn, Estonia
Died 31 October 2015(2015-10-31) (aged 76)
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
Sport Speed skating
Club Kalev Tallinn

Ants Antson (11 November 1938 – 31 October 2015) was an Estonian speed skater. He competed for the Soviet Union.

Antson had his best year in 1964, when he became European Allround Champion on the 1500 m at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, and set a new world record on the 3000 m. For his achievements that year, he received the Oscar Mathisen Award. He retired after the 1968 Winter Olympics.


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