Arthur Qvist

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Olympic medal record
Men's Equestrian
Silver 1928 Amsterdam Team eventing

Arthur Qvist (17 February 1896 – 20 September 1973) was a Norwegian horse rider who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

In 1928 he and his horse Hidalgo won the silver medal as member of the Norwegian eventing team in the team eventing competition after finishing eighth in the individual eventing.

Eight years later he finished 17th with his horse Jaspis in the individual dressage competition. As member of the Norwegian dressage team they finished seventh in the team dressage competition. Qvist also participated in the individual jumping competition with his horse Notatus and finished 24th. The Norwegian jumping team did not finish the team jumping competition, because only Qvist was able to finish the event.

Second World War[edit]

After the German occupation of Norway in World War II, Qvist joined a voluntary unit of the German Waffen-SS, the Norwegian Legion. As an officer he eventually came to command the unit at the rank of Major. In the course of the legal purge in Norway after World War II, he was therefore sentenced to 10 years in prison.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nordmenn i Waffen-SS 1941-1945". frontkjemper.info (in Norwegian).