Thomas Thorstensen

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Thomas Thorstensen [1] (May 18, 1880 – June 18, 1953) was a Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Norway Country in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land.

1908 Summer Olympics Games of the IV Olympiad, celebrated in London (United Kingdom) in 1908

The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in 1908 in London, United Kingdom from 27 April to 31 October 1908.

1912 Summer Olympics Games of the V Olympiad, celebrated in Stockholm (Sweden) in 1912

The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Stockholm, Sweden, between 5 May and 22 July 1912.

As a member of the Norwegian team, he won a silver medal in the gymnastics team event in 1908. Four years later the Norwegian team, of which he was still part, won the gold medal in the gymnastics men's team, free system event. [2]

The men's team was one of two gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Each team was composed of between 16 and 40 gymnasts, with a time limit of 30 minutes for the performance. Free gymnastics and hand apparati were allowed. A total of 480 points was possible.

Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Mens team, free system

The men's team competition with a free system was an artistic gymnastics event held as part of the Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was one of three team gymnastics events. The others were a team competition in the Swedish system and a standard team competition.

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References

  1. other sources spell his name Torstensen
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Thomas Thorstensen Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC . Retrieved 15 July 2019.