Thor Pedersen (rower)

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Thor Pedersen
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Men's rowing
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Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1948 London Eight

Thor Inge Oluf Pedersen (31 August 1924 – 15 August 2008) was a Norwegian competition rower and Olympic medalist. He received a bronze medal in men's eight at the 1948 Summer Olympics, as a member of the Norwegian team. [1]

Rowing (sport) Sport where individuals or teams row boats by oar

Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times. It involves propelling a boat on water using oars. By pushing against the water with an oar, a force is generated to move the boat. The sport can be either recreational for enjoyment or fitness, or competitive, when athletes race against each other in boats. There are a number of different boat classes in which athletes compete, ranging from an individual shell to an eight-person shell with a coxswain.

The men's eights competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics took place at Henley-on-Thames, near London.

1948 Summer Olympics Games of the XIV Olympiad, held in London in 1948

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References

  1. Profile: Thor Pedersen sports-reference.com (Retrieved on 10 December 2008)