Bjørn Paulson

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Norway
Silver 1948 London High jump

Bjørn Andreas Paulson (21 June 1923 – 14 January 2008) was a Norwegian high jumper and jurist.

He was a grandson of Andreas Paulson.[1] He was born in Bergen, but represented the club IL Skjalg.[2] At the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London he finished second in the high jump final with a jump of 1.95 metres.[3] He became Norwegian champion in 1948.[4] His personal best jump was 1.96 metres, achieved at the Norwegian championships in August 1948 in Trondheim.[5]

A cand.jur. by education, Paulson became a police superindendent in 1953. From 1967 to 1993 he worked as a public prosecutor.[2] He died in 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simonnæs, Olav (15 February 1951). "Andreas Paulson 90 år". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). p. 3. 
  2. ^ a b Bryhn, Rolf (2007). "Bjørn Paulson". In Henriksen, Petter. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 7 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Norwegian Olympic athletes" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 7 May 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Norwegian championships medalists, men's high jump". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 7 May 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Norwegian all-time list, men's high jump". Norwegian Athletics. Retrieved 7 May 2009. [dead link]