Norway at the 1920 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 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp
Competitors 194 (188 men, 6 women) in 16 sports
Flag bearer Helge Løvland (athletics)
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
13
Silver
9
Bronze
9
Total
31
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906

Norway competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. 194 competitors, 188 men and 6 women, took part in 72 events in 16 sports.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Med 1.png Gold[edit]

Med 2.png Silver[edit]

Med 3.png Bronze[edit]

Aquatics[edit]

Diving[edit]

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.

Men

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
Women

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

Swimming[edit]

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.

Men
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

Athletics[edit]

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 1st
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
Asle Bækkedahl
Bjarne Guldager
Rolf Stenerson
4x100 m relay N/A Disqualified Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

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
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Johan Clementz Light heavyweight N/A  Holdstock (RSA)
L
Did not advance 9
Paul Erdal Featherweight Bye  Adams (GBR)
W
 Fritsch (FRA)
L
Did not advance 5
Sigurd Hoel Heavyweight N/A Bye  Eluère (FRA)
L
Did not advance 5
Rolf Jacobsen Middleweight Bye  Lagonia (USA)
L
Did not advance 9
Peder Kjellberg Flyweight N/A  Charpentier (BEL)
L
Did not advance 9
John Koss Bantamweight N/A Bye  McKenzie (GBR)
L
Did not advance 5
Einar Nilsen Flyweight N/A  Genaro (USA)
L
Did not advance 9
Hjalmar Nygaard Bantamweight N/A  Ricard (FRA)
L
Did not advance 9
Arthur Olsen Featherweight Bye  Gachet (FRA)
L
Did not advance 9
Johan Sæterhaug Lightweight N/A  Gilmour (GBR)
W
 Newton (CAN)
L
Did not advance 5
Sverre Sørsdal Light heavyweight N/A  Darbou (FRA)
W
 Schell (USA)
W
 Brown (GBR)
W
 Eagan (USA)
L
2nd
Aage Steen Welterweight  Della Valle (ITA)
W
 Richards (FRA)
W
 Schneider (CAN)
L
Did not advance 5
Trygve Stokstad Welterweight Bye  Ingram (RSA)
W
 Clark (USA)
L
Did not advance 5
Hjalmar Strømme Middleweight Bye  Dortet (FRA)
W
 Olsen (DEN)
W
 Prud'Homme (CAN)
L
 Herscovitch (CAN)
L
4

Cycling[edit]

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.

Road cycling[edit]

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
Paul Henrichsen
Olaf Nygaard
Thorstein Stryken
Team time trial 21:35:11.8 8

Equestrian[edit]

Football[edit]

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
Gundersen Goal 13' Goal 51'
Wilhelms Goal 63'
Report Nicholas Goal 25'
Olympisch Stadion, Antwerp
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)
Quarterfinals
August 29, 1920
Czechoslovakia  4–0  Norway
Vanik Goal 8'
Janda Goal 17' Goal 66' Goal 77'
Report
La Butte, Brussels
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Charles Barette (BEL)
Consolation first round
August 31, 1920
Italy  2–1  Norway
Sardi Goal 46'
Badini Goal 96'
Report Andersen Goal 41'
Broodstraat, Antwerp
Attendance: 500
Referee: Louis Fourgous (FRA)
Final rank
8th

Gymnastics[edit]

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.

Artistic gymnastics[edit]

Gymnast Event Final
Result Rank
Petter Hol All-around 80.75 14
Alf Aaning
Karl Aas
Jörgen Andersen
Gustav Bayer
Jørgen Bjørnstad
Asbjørn Bodahl
Trygve Boyesen
Eilert Bøhm
Ingolf Davidsen
Haakon Endreson
Jacob Erstad
Harald Faerstad
Hermann Helgesen
Peter Hol
John Johansen
Otto Johannesen
Torbjörn Kristofferson
Henrik Nielsen
Jacob Opdahl
Arthur Rydstrøm
Bjørn Skjærpe
Wilhelm Steffensen
Olav Sundal
Frithjof Sælen
Reidar Tønsberg
Lauritz Wigand-Larsen
Team, free system 48.55 2nd

Modern pentathlon[edit]

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

Rowing[edit]

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
Theodor Klem
Henry Larsen
Birger Var
Thoralf Hagen Coxed fours N/A 7:14.0 1 Q 7:02.0 3rd
Håkon Ellingsen
Thore Michelsen
Arne Mortensen
Karl Nag
Theodor Nag
Adolf Nilsen
Conrad Olsen
Tollef Tollefsen
Thoralf Hagen Eights 6:32.2 1 Q 6:36.0 2 Did not advance 3rd

Sailing[edit]

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.

Sailors Class Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Score Rank
Henrik Agersborg
Einar Berntsen
Trygve Pedersen
6 metre (1907) Unknown 3rd
Andreas Brecke
Paal Kaasen
Ingolf Rød
6 metre (1919) Unknown 1st
Leif Erichsen
Andreas Knudsen
Einar Torgersen
6 metre (1907) Unknown 2nd
Sten Abel
Christian Dick
Johan Faye
Niels Nielsen
7 metre Unknown 2nd
Thorleif Christoffersen
Magnus Konow
Reidar Marthiniussen
Ragnar Vik
8 metre (1919) Unknown 1st
Thorleif Holbye
Alf Jacobsen
Kristoffer Olsen
Carl Ringvold
Tellef Wagle
8 metre (1907) Unknown 1st
Jens Salvesen
Finn Schiander
Lauritz Schmidt
Nils Thomas
Ralph Tschudi
8 metre (1919) Unknown 2nd
Charles Arentz
Otto Falkenberg
Robert Giertsen
Willy Gilbert
Halfdan Schjøtt
Trygve Schjøtt
Arne Sejersted
10 metre (1919) Unknown 1st
Erik Herseth
Sigurd Holter
Gunnar Jamvold
Petter Jamvold
Claus Juell
Ingar Nielsen
Ole Sørensen
10 metre (1907) Unknown 1st
Halvor Birkeland
Rasmus Birkeland
Lauritz Christiansen
Halvor Møgster
Hans Næss
Henrik Østervold
Jan Østervold
Kristian Østervold
Ole Østervold
12 metre (1907) Unknown 1st
Arthur Allers
Martin Borthen
Johan Friele
Kaspar Hassel
Erik Ørvig
Olaf Ørvig
Thor Ørvig
Egill Reimers
Christen Wiese
12 metre (1919) Unknown 1st

Skating[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

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 2nd
Margot Moe Ladies' singles 22.5 5
Martin Stixrud Men's singles 24.5 3rd
Alexia Bryn
Yngvar Bryn
Pairs 15.5 2nd

Shooting[edit]

Norvegian shooting team

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.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
Anton Dahl 300 m military rifle, standing 52 Unknown
Albert Helgerud 50 m small-bore rifle 375 Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 955 Unknown
300 m military rifle, prone 58 6
Sigvart Johansen 50 m small-bore rifle 373 Unknown
Einar Liberg 50 m free pistol 442 Unknown
100 m deer, double shots 71 3rd
Ole Lilloe-Olsen 100 m deer, double shots 82 1st
Harald Natvig 100 m deer, single shots 41 3rd
Nordal Lunde Trap 85 7
Anton Olsen 50 m small-bore rifle 379 Unknown
Otto Olsen 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 908 Unknown
300 m military rifle, prone 60 1st
100 m deer, single shots 43 1st
Østen Østensen 50 m small-bore rifle 368 Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 980 3rd
Gudbrand Skatteboe 300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 975 5
Olaf Sletten 50 m small-bore rifle 371 Unknown
300 m free rifle, 3 pos. 930 Unknown
300 m military rifle, prone 58 6
600 m military rifle, prone 58 5
Oluf Wesmann-Kjær 50 m free pistol 434 Unknown
Albert Helgerud
Sigvart Johansen
Anton Olsen
Østen Østensen
Olaf Sletten
50 m team small-bore rifle 1866 3rd
Albert Helgerud
Otto Olsen
Østen Østensen
Gudbrand Skatteboe
Olaf Sletten
Team free rifle 4748 2nd
300 m team military rifle, standing 242 6
Albert Helgerud
Otto Olsen
Jacob Onsrud
Østen Østensen
Olaf Sletten
300 m team military rifle, prone 280 6
600 m team military rifle, prone 282 4
300 & 600 m team military rifle, prone 565 2nd
Thorstein Johansen
Einar Liberg
Ole Lilloe-Olsen
Harald Natvig
Hans Nordvik
100 m team deer, double shots 343 1st
Einar Liberg
Ole Lilloe-Olsen
Harald Natvig
Hans Nordvik
Otto Olsen
100 m team deer, single shots 178 1st
Thorstein Johansen
Ole Lilloe-Olsen
Harald Natvig
Nordal Lunde
Hans Nordvik
Oluf Wesmann-Kjær
Team clay pigeons 210 7

Tennis[edit]

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
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
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
Jack Nielsen
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

Wrestling[edit]

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.

Freestyle[edit]

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

Greco-Roman[edit]

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 3rd
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

Art Competitions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Norway at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

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