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Thoralf Glad (February 1, 1878 – July 17, 1969) was a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
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A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who works aboard a watercraft as part of its crew, and may work in any one in a number of different fields that are related to the operation and maintenance of a ship.
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He was a crew member of the Norwegian boat Taifun, which won the gold medal in the 8 metre class.
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