Thor Larsen

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Thor Larsen (20 July 1886 – 3 September 1970) was a Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.

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

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As a member of the Norwegian team, he won the silver medal in the gymnastics team event in 1908. He was born in Lommedalen, but represented the club Kristiania TF. He died in 1970 in Tønsberg and was buried there. [1] [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.

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References

  1. Thor Larsen at databaseOlympics.com (archived)
  2. "Cemeteries in Norway". DIS-Norge. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
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