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Thorleif Asbjørn Christoffersen (19 August 1900 – 25 August 1971) was a Norwegian sailor who competed in the 1920 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.
The 1920 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the VII Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event in 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium.
He was a crew member of the Norwegian boat Sildra, which won the gold medal in the 8 metre class (1919 rating).
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