Thor Thorvaldsen

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Thor Thorvaldsen
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Nationality Norwegian
Born(1909-05-31)31 May 1909
Bamble, Norway
Died 30 June 1987(1987-06-30) (aged 78)

Thor Thorvaldsen (May 31, 1909 June 30, 1987) [1] was a Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion. He was born in Bamble and died in Bærum. He competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he received a gold medal in the dragon class as helmsman on the boat Pan. [2]

Norway constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern 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.

Bamble Municipality in Telemark, Norway

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Bærum Municipality in Akershus, Norway

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He competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where he again received a gold medal with Pan. [3]

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References

  1. Bolme, Magne. "Thor Thorvaldsen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  2. "1948 Summer Olympics London, United Kingdom Sailing" Archived 2007-08-30 at the Wayback Machine .databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 18, 2008)
  3. "1952 Summer Olympics Helsinki, Finland Sailing" Archived 2007-08-27 at the Wayback Machine .databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on April 18, 2008)