- Norway at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Norway at the Olympic Games
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IOC code NOR NOC Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports Website www.nif.idrett.no (Norwegian) At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp Competitors 194 (188 men, 6 women) in 15 sports Flag bearer Helge Løvland (athletics) Medals
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- 1 Medalists
- 2 Aquatics
- 3 Athletics
- 4 Boxing
- 5 Cycling
- 6 Football
- 7 Gymnastics
- 8 Modern pentathlon
- 9 Rowing
- 10 Sailing
- 11 Skating
- 12 Shooting
- 13 Tennis
- 14 Wrestling
- 15 References
- Helge Løvland — Athletics, Men's Decathlon
- Erik Herseth, Sigurd Holter, Ingar Nielsen, Ole Sørensen, Petter Jamvold, Gunnar Jamvold and Claus Juell — Sailing, Men's 10 metre class (1907 rating)
- Charles Arentz, Willy Gilbert, Robert Giertsen, Arne Sejersted, Halfdan Schjøtt, Trygve Schjøtt and Otto Falkenberg — Sailing, Men's 10 metre class (1919 rating)
- Henrik Østervold, Jan Østervold, Ole Østervold, Hans Næss, Halvor Møgster, Halvor Birkeland, Rasmus Birkeland, Kristian Østervold and Lauritz Christiansen — Sailing, Men's 12 metre class (1907 rating)
- Johan Friele, Olaf Ørvig, Arthur Allers, Christen Wiese, Martin Borthen, Egill Reimers, Kaspar Hassel, Thor Ørvig and Erik Ørvig — Sailing, Men's 12 metre class (1919 rating)
- Andreas Brecke, Paal Kaasen and Ingolf Rød — Sailing, Men's 6 metre class (1919 rating)
- Carl Ringvold, Thorleif Holbye, Tellef Wagle, Kristoffer Olsen and Alf Jacobsen — Sailing, Men's 8 metre class (1907 rating)
- Magnus Konow, Reidar Marthiniussen, Ragnar Vik and Thorleif Christoffersen — Sailing, Men's 8 metre class (1919 rating)
- Ole Lilloe-Olsen — Shooting, Men's 100m running deer, double shots
- Harald Natvig, Ole Lilloe-Olsen, Einar Liberg, Hans Nordvik and Thorstein Johansen — Shooting, Men's Team 100m running deer, double shots
- Otto Olsen — Shooting, Men's 100m running deer, single shot
- Harald Natvig, Otto Olsen, Ole Lilloe-Olsen, Einar Liberg and Hans Nordvik — Shooting, Men's Team 100m running deer, single shot
- Otto Olsen — Shooting, Men's 300m military rifle, prone
- Sverre Sörsdal — Boxing, Light-Heavyweight
- Andreas Krogh — Figure skating, Men's singles
- Alexia Bryn and Yngvar Bryn — Figure skating, Pairs
- Men's Team — Gymnastics
- Einar Torgensen, Andreas Knudsen and Leif Erichsen — Sailing, Men's 6 metre class (1907 rating)
- Christian Dick, Sten Abel, Niels Nielsen and Johann Faye — Sailing, Men's 7 metre class
- Jens Salvesen, Lauritz Schmidt, Finn Schiander, Nils Thomas and Ralph Tschudi — Sailing, Men's 8 metre class (1919 rating)
- Otto Olsen, Albert Helgerud, Olaf Sletten, Østen Østensen and Jacob Onsrud — Shooting, Men's Team military rifle, 300m + 600m
- Østen Østensen, Otto Olsen, Olaf Sletten, Ludvig Larsen and Harald Natvig — Shooting, Men's Team free rifle
- Martin Stixrud — Figure skating, Men's singles
- Tollef Tollefsen, Thoralf Hagen, Theodor Nag, Conrad Olsen, Adolf Nilsen, Haakon Ellingsen, Thore Michelsen, Arne Mortensen and Karl Nag — Rowing, Men's eight (8+)
- Birger Var, Theodor Klem, Henry Larsen, Per Gulbrandsen and Thoralf Hagen — Rowing, Men's four with coxswain (4+)
- Henrik Agersborg, Trygve Pedersen and Einar Berntsen — Sailing, Men's 6 metre class (1907 rating)
- Einar Liberg — Shooting, Men's 100m running deer, double shots
- Harald Natvig — Shooting, Men's 100m running deer, single shot
- Østen Østensen — Shooting, Men's 300m free rifle, 3 positions
- Østen Østensen, Olaf Sletten, Anton Olsen, Sigvart Johansen and Albert Helgerud — Shooting, Men's Team 50m small bore rifle
- Frithjof Andersen — Wrestling, Greco-Roman lightweight
Four divers, two men and two women, represented Norway in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. As in 1912, no Norwegian diver advanced to the final. Larsen came closest, placing fourth in her 10 metre platform semifinal; a top three finish was required to advance in all events.
Ranks given are within the semifinal group.
Diver Event Semifinals Final Points Score Rank Points Score Rank Sigvard Andersen 10 m platform 40 264.70 8 Did not advance Plain high dive 21 139.0 5 Did not advance Bernard Dahl Plain high dive 28 136.5 6 Did not advance
Ranks given are within the semifinal group.
Diver Event Semifinals Final Points Score Rank Points Score Rank Brynhild Berge 10 m platform 29 140.5 6 Did not advance Ragnhild Larsen 10 m platform 16 152.0 4 Did not advance
Two swimmers, both men, represented Norway in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Neither swimmer advanced past the first round in any of their events.
Ranks given are within the heat.
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Alfred Steen 100 m free Unknown 5 Did not advance 400 m free 6:30.6 4 Did not advance Asbjørn Wang 100 m back N/A 1:28.2 4 Did not advance
16 athletes represented Norway in the nation's independent Olympic debut in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in athletics, a sport in which Norway had competed each time the country had appeared at the Olympics. Løvland won Norway's only athletics medal, taking the gold in the decathlon.
Ranks given are within the heat.
Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Erling Aastad Long jump 6.62 6 Q N/A 6.885 5 Kaare Bache Triple jump 13.64 9 N/A Did not advance Asle Bækkedahl 100 m Unknown 5 Did not advance Bjarne Guldager 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance 200 m Unknown 5 Did not advance Johan Johannesen Long jump 6.565 10 N/A Did not advance Johan Johansen 100 m Unknown 4 Did not advance Erling Juul Triple jump 13.59 11 N/A Did not advance Odolf Larsen 800 m N/A Unknown 9 Did not advance Helge Løvland Pentathlon N/A 27 5 Decathlon N/A 6803.355 Einar Mangset 400 m 51.3 4 Did not advance Einar Ræder Long jump 6.585 8 N/A Did not advance Decathlon N/A Did not finish Eivind Rasmussen 1500 m N/A 4:08.2 5 Did not advance Ole Reistad Pentathlon N/A Did not finish Rolf Stenersen 100 m Unknown 3 Did not advance 200 m 23.7 4 Did not advance Even Vengshoel Cross country N/A Did not finish Erling Vinne Triple jump 13.34 13 N/A Did not advance Erling Aastad
4x100 m relay N/A Disqualified Did not advance
14 boxers represented Norway at the 1920 Games. It was the nation's debut in boxing. Sørsdal won the nation's first Olympic boxing medal with a silver in the light heavyweight class.
Boxer Weight class Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match Opposition
Rank Johan Clementz Light heavyweight N/A Holdstock (RSA)
Did not advance 9 Paul Erdal Featherweight Bye Adams (GBR)
Did not advance 5 Sigurd Hoel Heavyweight N/A Bye Eluère (FRA)
Did not advance 5 Rolf Jacobsen Middleweight Bye Lagonia (USA)
Did not advance 9 Peder Kjellberg Flyweight N/A Charpentier (BEL)
Did not advance 9 John Koss Bantamweight N/A Bye McKenzie (GBR)
Did not advance 5 Einar Nilsen Flyweight N/A Genaro (USA)
Did not advance 9 Hjalmar Nygaard Bantamweight N/A Ricard (FRA)
Did not advance 9 Arthur Olsen Featherweight Bye Gachet (FRA)
Did not advance 9 Johan Sæterhaug Lightweight N/A Gilmour (GBR)
Did not advance 5 Sverre Sørsdal Light heavyweight N/A Darbou (FRA)
Aage Steen Welterweight Della Valle (ITA)
Did not advance 5 Trygve Stokstad Welterweight Bye Ingram (RSA)
Did not advance 5 Hjalmar Strømme Middleweight Bye Dortet (FRA)
4 Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent Belgium 0 1 .000 Canada 0 4 .000 Denmark 1 0 1.000 France 3 4 .429 Great Britain 3 1 .750 Italy 1 0 1.000 South Africa 1 1 .500 United States 1 4 .200 Total 10 15 .400 Round Wins Losses Percent Round of 32 1 0 1.000 Round of 16 6 6 .500 Quarterfinals 2 6 .250 Semifinals 1 1 .500 Final 0 1 .000 Bronze match 0 1 .000 Total 10 15 .400
Four cyclists represented Norway in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. All four competed in the road time trial, with Flatby coming in 28th to be the best Norwegian cyclist at the Games. The team came in eighth overall in combined time.
Cyclist Event Final Result Rank Helge Flatby Time trial 5:12:50.2 28 Paul Henrichsen Time trial 5:13:23.2 29 Olaf Nygaard Time trial 5:24:56.6 35 Thorstein Stryken Time trial 5:44:01.8 41 Helge Flatby
Team time trial 21:35:11.8 8
Norway competed in the Olympic football tournament for the second time. The country's first Olympic victory was a stunning 3–1 win over Great Britain, the previously undefeated winner of three gold medals in three attempts. It would also turn out to be Norway's only victory in 1920, as the team was defeated by Czechoslovakia in the quarterfinals and by Italy in the first round of the consolation tournament.
- First round
August 28, 1920 Norway 3–1 Great Britain Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)
Gundersen 13' 51'
Report Nicholas 25'
August 29, 1920 Czechoslovakia 4–0 Norway La Butte, Brussels
Referee: Charles Barette (BEL)
Janda 17' 66' 77'
- Consolation first round
August 31, 1920 Italy 2–1 Norway Broodstraat, Antwerp
Referee: Louis Fourgous (FRA)
Report Andersen 41'
- Final rank
Twenty-six gymnasts represented Norway in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Norway entered a team in the free system competition; competing against only Denmark, the Norwegians took second place and the silver medal. Hol was the only gymnast to enter the individual competition, placing fourteenth of twenty-five.
Gymnast Event Final Result Rank Petter Hol All-around 80.75 14 Alf Aaning
Team, free system 48.55
Two pentathletes represented Norway in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, having competed at both instances of the Olympic modern pentathlon.
A point-for-place system was used, with the lowest total score winning.
Pentathlete Final Riding Fencing Shooting Swimming Running Total Rank Olliver Smith 8 9 17 22 6 65 14 Arne Tellefsen 2 10 20 19 13 62 13
Thirteen rowers represented Norway in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Both boats earned bronze medals, matching the nation's best results to that time. The coxed fours boat took third place in the final, while the eights team earned their bronze as the best of two losing semifinalists.
Ranks given are within the heat.
Rower Cox Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Per Gulbrandsen
Thoralf Hagen Coxed fours N/A 7:14.0 1 Q 7:02.0 Håkon Ellingsen
Thoralf Hagen Eights 6:32.2 1 Q 6:36.0 2 Did not advance
Fifty-nine sailors represented Norway in 1920, by far the most of any country (Belgium was next, with fourteen). It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Norway took seven gold medals (five uncontested), three silvers, and a bronze.
Six figure skaters represented Norway in 1920. It was the nation's debut in the sport. The Norwegian skaters took three medals in the men's singles and the pairs, but finished without a gold medal.
Skater Event Final Result Rank Ingrid Gulbrandsen Ladies' singles 24.0 6 Andreas Krogh Men's singles 18.0 Margot Moe Ladies' singles 22.5 5 Martin Stixrud Men's singles 24.5 Alexia Bryn
Sixteen shooters represented Norway in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport as well as the Olympics. Norway took all four gold medals in the running deer events. Lilloe-Olsen was on both of the gold medal teams, as well as taking the individual gold in the double shots version. Otto Olsen was on the single shots team, took gold in the individual version of that event, and added a third gold in the prone 300 metre military rifle as well as being on two silver medal rifle teams. In all, the nation won 11 medals, more than any other country except the United States.
Three tennis players, two men and a woman, competed for Norway in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport. Each of the three players lost their first singles match. The men, playing as a pair, won a single match to advance to the quarterfinals before being defeated.
Player Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank Opposition
Caroline Dahl Women's singles N/A Bye Fick (SWE)
L 7–5, 6–2
Did not advance 9 Conrad Langaard Men's singles de Laveleye (BEL)
L 6–2, 2–6, 6–3, 6–3
Did not advance 32 Jack Nielsen Men's singles Bye Colombo (ITA)
L 6–2, 6–3, 6–1
Did not advance 17 Conrad Langaard
Men's doubles N/A Bye Andersson & Müller (SWE)
W 6–1, 6–8, 6–1, 6–4
Blanchy & Brugnon (FRA)
L 6–1, 6–1, 6–3
Did not advance 5 Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent Belgium 0 1 .000 France 0 1 .000 Italy 0 1 .000 Sweden 1 1 .500 Total 1 4 .200 Round Wins Losses Percent Round of 64 0 1 .000 Round of 32 0 1 .000 Round of 16 1 1 .500 Quarterfinals 0 1 .000 Semifinals 0 0 – Final 0 0 – Bronze match 0 0 – Total 1 4 .200
Seven wrestlers competed for Norway in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Andersen was the only medalist, taking a bronze in the Greco-Roman lightweight. Johnsen almost added another in the middleweight, but lost the bronze medal match to finish fourth.
Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals / Bronze match Rank Gudmund Grimstad Middleweight Bye Lindgren (SWE) (W) Johnson (USA) (L) Did not advance 5 Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent Sweden 1 0 1.000 United States 0 1 .000 Total 1 1 .500 Round Wins Losses Percent Round of 32 0 0 – Round of 16 1 0 1.000 Quarterfinals 0 1 .000 Semifinals 0 0 – Final 0 0 – Bronze match 0 0 – Total 1 1 .500
Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank Silver quarters Silver semis Silver match Bronze quarters Bronze semis Bronze match Frithjof Andersen Lightweight Bye Lindberg (SWE) (W) Coerse (NED) (W) Tamminen (FIN) (L) Did not advance Did not advance Frisenfeldt (NED) (W) Kopřiva (TCH) (W) Janssens (BEL) (W) Richard Frydenlund Lightweight Bye Nilsson (SWE) (W) Tamminen (FIN) (L) Did not advance 5 Did not advance Bye Janssens (BEL) (L) Did not advance Sjur Johnsen Middleweight Bye Lindfors (FIN) (L) Did not advance 4 Did not advance Szymanski (USA) (W) Christensen (DEN) (W) Perttilä (FIN) (L) Wilhelm Olsen Featherweight Bye Pütsep (EST) (L) Did not advance 11 N/A Did not advance Did not advance Einar Stensrud Middleweight Bye Notaris (GRE) (W) Szymanski (USA) (L) Did not advance 11 Did not advance Did not advance Harald Vassboten Heavyweight Bye Calza (ITA) (W) Ahlgren (SWE) (L) Did not advance 10 Did not advance Did not advance Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent Belgium 1 1 .500 Czechoslovakia 1 0 1.000 Denmark 1 0 1.000 Estonia 0 1 .000 Finland 0 4 .000 Greece 1 0 1.000 Italy 1 0 1.000 Netherlands 2 0 1.000 Sweden 2 1 .667 United States 1 1 .500 Total 10 8 .556 Round Wins Losses Percent Round of 32 0 0 – Round of 16 4 2 .667 Quarterfinals 1 3 .250 Semifinals 0 1 .000 Final 0 0 – Silver quarterfinals 0 0 – Silver semifinals 0 0 – Silver match 0 0 – Bronze quarterfinals 2 0 1.000 Bronze semifinals 2 1 .667 Bronze match 1 1 .500 Total 10 8 .556
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Nations at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium
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