Norway at the 1912 Summer Olympics

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Norway at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  NOR
NOC Norwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Website www.idrett.no (Norwegian)
At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm
Competitors 190 (188 men and 2 women) in 14 sports
Medals
Rank: 8
Gold
4
Silver
1
Bronze
4
Total
9
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
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Intercalated Games
1906

Norway competed at the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden. 190 competitors, 188 men and 2 women, took part in 58 events in 14 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Diving[edit]

Three divers, all men, represented Norway. It was Norway's debut in diving. None of the three divers reached the final in any of their events.

Rankings given are within the diver's heat.

Diver Events Heats Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Sigvard Andersen 10 m platform 56.4 5 Did not advance
Plain high dive 28.6 7 Did not advance
Alfred Engelsen Plain high dive 28.3 7 Did not advance
Nils Tvedt Plain high dive 31.7 5 Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Five swimmers, including one woman, competed for Norway at the 1912 Games. It was the nation's debut in swimming. None of the Norwegian swimmers advanced to the finals, with Johnsen's sixth place finish in his 400 metre freestyle semifinal the best result of the Games.

Ranks given for each swimmer are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
John Johnsen 100 m freestyle 1:19.2 4 Did not advance
400 m freestyle N/A 1:19.2 2 Q Unknown 6 Did not advance
1500 m freestyle N/A 25:45.6 3 Did not advance
100 m backstroke N/A 1:34.2 4 Did not advance
Audun Rusten 200 m breaststroke N/A Disqualified Did not advance
Harry Svendsen 100 m backstroke N/A 1:47.2 3 Did not advance
Herbert Wetter 1500 m freestyle N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Women
Swimmer Events Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Aagot Norman 100 m freestyle N/A Did not finish Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

23 athletes represented Norway. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport as well as the Olympics.

Ferdinand Bie, who had originally won the silver medal in the pentathlon, was awarded gold after Jim Thorpe was disqualified. When Thorpe was reinstated in 1982, Bie retained his gold medal in the event and became co-champions with Thorpe. Bie's medal was the only one won by Norway in 1912 and was the nation's first athletics gold medal. Arne Halse, who had previously held Norway's best athletics result with a silver medal in the 1908 javelin throw, placed 7th in the javelin and 5th in the two-handed version of the event. Norway also had two fourth-place finishes, in the triple jump and team cross country.

Ranks given are within that athlete's heat for running events.

Athlete Events Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Ole Aarnæs High jump N/A 1.75 13 Did not advance
Johannes Andersen Ind. cross country N/A 51:47.4 22
Ferdinand Bie 110 m hurdles 16.2 1 Q 15.8 3 Did not advance
Long jump N/A 6.75 11 Did not advance
Pentathlon N/A 21 1
Decathlon N/A 6485.065 14
Birger Brodtkorb Standing long jump N/A 3.05 12 Did not advance
Standing high jump N/A 1.40 13 Did not advance
Nils Dahl Ind. cross country N/A Did not finish
Parelius Finnerud Ind. cross country N/A 51:16.2 20
Nils Fixdal Long jump N/A 6.71 13 Did not advance
Triple jump N/A 13.96 8 Did not advance
Oscar Fonbæk Marathon N/A Did not finish
Arne Halse Javelin throw N/A 51.98 7 Did not advance
2 hand javelin N/A 96.92 5 Did not advance
Olaf Hovdenak Ind. cross country N/A 50:40.8 19
Daniel Johansen Javelin throw N/A 47.61 12 Did not advance
2 hand javelin N/A 92.82 7 Did not advance
Edvard Larsen Triple jump N/A 14.06 6 Did not advance
Oscar Larsen 800 m  ? 3 Did not advance
1500 m N/A  ? 5 Did not advance
Gerhard Meling High jump N/A 1.75 13 Did not advance
Otto Monsen High jump N/A 1.75 13 Did not advance
Alfred Nilsen Marathon N/A Did not start
Ole Olsen Marathon N/A Did not start
Otto Osen Marathon N/A 3:36:35.2 34
Alexander Pedersen 100 m  ? 4 Did not advance
400 m Disqualified Did not advance
Jacob Pedersen 400 m 51.6 2 Q  ? 5 Did not advance
800 m  ? 3 Did not advance
1500 m N/A  ? 6–7 Did not advance
Marathon N/A Did not start
Axel Simonsen Marathon N/A 3:04:59.4 23
Herman Sotaaen 100 m  ? 4 Did not advance
200 m  ? 3 Did not advance
Erling Vinne Triple jump N/A 14.14 4 Did not advance
Johannes Andersen
Parelius Finnerud
Olaf Hovdenak
Team cross country N/A 61 4

Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling[edit]

Six cyclists represented Norway. It was the first appearance of the nation in cycling. Birgir Andreasen had the best time in the time trial, the only race held, finishing 14th. Because only three Norwegian cyclists finished the time trial, the team received no ranking in the four-man team competition.

Road cycling[edit]

Cyclist Events Final
Result Rank
Birgir Andreasen Ind. time trial 11:20:14.6 14
Carl Gulbrandsen Ind. time trial Did not finish
Anton Hansen Ind. time trial 12:21:23.7 65
Paul Henrichsen Ind. time trial 11:55:23.2 47
Carl Olsen Ind. time trial Did not finish
Martin Saeterhaug Ind. time trial Did not finish
Birgir Andreasen
Anton Hansen
Paul Henrichsen
Gulbrandsen/Olsen/Saeterhaug
Team time trial Did not finish

Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian[edit]

Dressage
Rider Horse Event Final
Penalties Rank
Jens Falkenberg King Individual 103 15
Jumping
Rider Horse Event Final
Penalties Rank
Jørgen Jensen Joss Individual 25 26
Karl Kildal Garcia Individual 22 24
Jens Falkenberg Florida Individual 29 28

Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing[edit]

Seven fencers represented Norway, including the only Norwegian fencer who had competed in 1908. It was the second appearance of the nation in fencing. None of the Norwegian fencers were able to advance past the quarterfinal round; however, advancement to quarterfinals was itself an improvement over the results of the previous Games.

Fencer Event Round 1 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank Record Rank
Lars Aas Foil 4 losses 4 Did not advance
Épée 2 losses 1 Q 4 losses 6 Did not advance
Hans Bergsland Épée 4 losses 4 Did not advance
Bjarne Eriksen Foil 1 loss 1 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Épée 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Severin Finne Épée 2 losses 3 Q 3 losses 6 Did not advance
Sigurd Mathiesen Épée 2 losses 3 Q 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Harald Platou Épée 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Christopher von Tangen Foil 5 losses 6 Did not advance
Épée 3 losses 4 Did not advance
Lars Aas
Hans Bergsland
Severin Finne
Georges von Tangen
Team épée N/A 0–2 3 Did not advance

Football pictogram.svg Football[edit]

Norway's football squad
Squad list 1R QF Consolation tournament Overall Rank
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
From:

Gunnar Andersen
Einar Friis Baastad
Hans Endrerud
Charles Herlofson
Sverre Jensen
Harald Johansen
Kristian Krefting
Erling Maartmann
Rolf Maartmann
Ingolf Pedersen
Henry Reinholdt
Per Skou

Bye Denmark
Lost 7–0
Austria
Lost 1–0
9=

Quarterfinals

30 June 1912
Denmark  7–0  Norway
Olsen Goal 4' Goal 70' Goal 88'
S. Nielsen Goal 60' Goal 85'
Wolfhagen Goal 25'
Middelboe Goal 37'
Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 700

Consolation tournament

1 July 1912
Austria  1–0  Norway
Grundwald Goal 2'
Traneberg Stadium, Stockholm
Attendance: 200

Gymnastics[edit]

Forty-six gymnasts represented Norway. It was the second appearance of the nation in gymnastics. Norway had no gymnasts in the individual competition, but had teams in two of the three team events. In the free system even, the Norwegian team took first place to earn the country's first gymnastics gold medal. The team finished third and last in the Swedish system, taking the bronze medal.

Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic[edit]

Gymnast Events Final
Result Rank
Norway Team, free system 22.85 1
Team, Swedish system 857.21 3

Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Modern pentathlon[edit]

Norway had two competitors in the first Olympic pentathlon competition. Paaske finished 13th among the 22 finishers, while Norby was among the ten pentathletes who did not finish.

(The scoring system was point-for-place in each of the five events, with the smallest point total winning.)

Athlete Shooting Swimming Fencing Riding Running Total points Rank
Score Points Time Points Wins Touches Points Penalties Time Points Time Points
Henrik Norby 110 27 7:48.6 21 14 17 12 Disqualified Retired Did not finish
Carl Paaske 147 23 6:49.2 17 13 15 14 0 12:33.0 14 21:19.8 8 71 13

Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing[edit]

Twenty four rowers represented Norway. It was the nation's second appearance in rowing. The Norwegians took the bronze medal in the inriggers coxed fours competition; it was Norway's first Olympic medal in rowing.

(Ranks given are within each crew's heat.)

Rower Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
John Bjørnstad (cox)
Hannibal Fegth
Gunnar Grantz
Gustav Hæhre
Olaf Solberg
Coxed fours, inriggers N/A Unknown 2 Did not advance
Olav Bjørnstad (cox)
Magnus Herseth
Reidar Holter
Claus Høyer
Frithjof Olstad
Coxed fours, inriggers N/A 8:03.0 1 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance (3)
Olaf Dahll
Øyvin Davidsen
Einar Eriksen (cox)
Leif Rode
Theodor Schjøth
Coxed fours 7:27.4 1 Q Unknown 2 Did not advance
Theodor Klem
Henry Larsen
Ejnar Tønsager (cox)
Håkon Tønsager
Mathias Torstensen
Coxed fours 7:15.0 1 Q 7:05.5 1 Q 7:05.0 2 Did not advance
John Bjørnstad (cox)
Hannibal Fegth
Gunnar Grantz
Gustav Hæhre
Harald Herolfson
Thomas Høie
Otto Krogh
Olaf Solberg
Einar Sommerfelt
Coxed fours Unknown 2 Did not advance

Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing[edit]

Taifun, Norway's 8 m god-winning 8 m class boat
Magda IX, Norway's gold-winning 12 m class boat

Eighteen sailors represented Norway. It was the nation's second appearance in sailing. Each of the Norwegian boats found either great success or an utter lack thereof. Two of the three boats won each race in their respective classes to take gold medals without any need for race-offs; these two gold medals were the first medals of any sort Norwegian sailors had won. The third boat, on the other hand, placed fifth (of six) in both of its two races and did not score a single point.

(7 points for 1st in each race, 3 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd. Race-off to break ties in total points if necessary for medal standings.)

Sailors Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Race-off Rank
Edvard Christensen
Eigil Christiansen
Hans Christiansen
6 metre class 2:39:48 0 5 2:30:39 0 5 0 N/A 5
Thomas Aas
Andreas Brecke
Torleiv Corneliussen
Thoralf Glad
Christian Jebe
8 metre class 2:15:59 7 1 2:12:59 7 1 14 N/A 1
Johan Anker
Nils Bertelsen
Eilert Falch-Lund
Halfdan Hansen
Arnfinn Heje
Magnus Konow
Alfred Larsen
Petter Larsen
Christian Staib
Carl Thaulow
12 metre class 3:17:17 7 1 3:32:00 7 1 14 N/A 1

Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting[edit]

Twenty eight shooters competed for Norway. It was the third appearance of the nation in shooting, which Norway had contested each time the nation appeared at the Olympics. The Norwegian shooters won a pair of medals—a silver in the team free rifle and Skogen's bronze in the three positions military rifle. This was a comparatively disappointing result, as the Norwegians had taken a pair of gold medals and a bronze in 1908 and four total medals (though no golds) in 1900.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
Ole Bjerke 300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 61 80
Søren Bough 600 m free rifle 40 82
Julius Braathe 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 900 29
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 88 15
Carsten Henrik Bruun Trap 74 27
Ole Degnes 600 m free rifle 84 17
Johannes Espelund 300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 60 81
Mathias Glomnes 300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 82 35
Albert Helgerud 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 952 7
600 m free rifle 74 47
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 75 55
Olaf Husby 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 905 27
Ole Jensen 600 m free rifle 73 56
Johannes Jordell 50 m rifle, prone 172 35
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 80 41
Einar Liberg 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 921 15
Birger Lie 300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 59 82
Ragnvald Maseng 50 m rifle, prone 156 40
600 m free rifle 73 55
Hans Nordvik 600 m free rifle 79 35
Østen Østensen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 911 23
Thomas Refsum 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 905 26
600 m free rifle 76 41
Frantz Rosenberg Trap 81 23
Olaf Sæther 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 914 18
Ole Sæther 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 941 9
600 m free rifle 70 60
Gudbrand Skatteboe 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 956 5
600 m free rifle 77 40
Herman Skjerven 300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 71 62
Engebret Skogen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 899 31
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 95 3
Alfred Stabell Trap 3 61
Arne Sunde 50 m rifle, prone 176 30
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 900 30
600 m free rifle 80 30
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 80 44
Alfred Thielemann 600 m free rifle 57 75
300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 62 76
Paul Vighals 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 911 22
600 m free rifle 72 57
Carl Weydahl 300 m military rifle, 3 pos. 40 89
Ole Degnes
Mathias Glomnes
Olaf Husby
Ole Jensen
Hans Nordvik
Arne Sunde
Team rifle 1473 6
Albert Helgerud
Einar Liberg
Østen Østensen
Olaf Sæther
Ole Sæther
Gudbrand Skatteboe
Team free rifle 5602 2

Tennis[edit]

Seven tennis players, including one woman, represented Norway at the 1912 Games. It was the nation's debut in tennis. Despite a combined record of 1–10 by the Norwegian tennis players, Bjurstedt took a bronze medal after receiving byes through to the semifinals in the women's outdoor singles. Her win in the bronze medal match after being defeated in the semi gave Norway its first tennis medal.

Men
Athlete Event Round of 128 Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Herman Björklund Outdoor singles Bye  Kreuzer (GER)
L 6–0, 6–0, 6–1
Did not advance 31
Conrad Langaard Outdoor singles Bye  Canet (FRA)
L 6–3, 6–0, 6–1
Did not advance 31
Richard Petersen Outdoor singles Bye  von Salm (AUT)
L 6–1, 7–5, 6–3
Did not advance 31
Trygve Smith Outdoor singles Bye  Boström (SWE)
L 6–2, 6–4, 6–1
Did not advance 31
Willem Stibolt Outdoor singles Bye Bye  Šebek (BOH)
L 6–1, 6–3, 6–0
Did not advance 17
Bjarne Angell
Willem Stibolt
Outdoor doubles N/A  Just & Žemla (BOH)
L 6–1, 6–2, 6–0
Did not advance 15
Herman Björklund
Trygve Smith
Outdoor doubles N/A  Pipes & Zborzil (AUT)
L 6–0, 6–2, 6–0
Did not advance 15
Conrad Langaard
Richard Petersen
Outdoor doubles N/A Bye  Just & Žemla (BOH)
L 6–1, 6–2, 6–4
Did not advance 9
Women
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Molla Bjurstedt Outdoor singles Bye Bye  Broquedis (FRA)
W 6–3, 2–6, 6–4
 Arnheim (SWE)
L 6–2, 6–2
3
Mixed
Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Molla Bjurstedt
Conrad Langaard
Outdoor doubles  Grönfors & Holmström (SWE)
L 6–4, 4–6, 7–5
Did not advance 5

Wrestling[edit]

Greco-Roman[edit]

Norway was represented by nine wrestlers in its second Olympic wrestling appearance. Lofthus's 11th place finish was the best. The team went a combined 8–18.

Wrestler Class First round Second round Third round Fourth round Fifth round Sixth round Seventh round Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Match A
Opposition
Result
Match B
Opposition
Result
Match C
Opposition
Result
Rank
Kristian Arneson Featherweight  Beránek (BOH)
W
 Pawłowicz (RUS)
L
 Beckman (SWE)
L
Did not advance 19
Richard Frydenlund Lightweight  Lupton (GBR)
W
 Ruff (GBR)
W
 Balej (BOH)
L
 Salonen (FIN)
L
Did not advance 17
Thorbjørn Frydenlund Lightweight  Fischer (AUT)
L
 Svenson (SWE)
L
Did not advance 31
Ragnvald Gullaksen Featherweight  Persson (SWE)
W
 Beckman (SWE)
L
 Lasanen (FIN)
L
Did not advance 19
Alfred Gundersen Middleweight  Jokinen (FIN)
L
Did not start Did not advance 37
Mikael Hestdahl Featherweight  Åkesson (SWE)
W
 Öberg (SWE)
L
 Lehmusvirta (FIN)
L
Did not advance 19
Herbrand Lofthus Lightweight  Cabal (FRA)
W
 Dumrauf (GER)
W
 Nilsson (SWE)
L
 Saeurhöfer (GER)
W
 Mathiasson (SWE)
L
Did not advance 11
Ansgar Løvold Light heavyweight  Lind (FIN)
L
 Barl (AUT)
L
Did not advance N/A Did not advance 20
Thorvald Olsen Lightweight  Kolehmainen (FIN)
L
 Tanttu (FIN)
L
Did not advance 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norway at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 

External links[edit]