Axel Norling

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Axel Norling
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Personal information
Born 16 April 1884
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 7 May 1964
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Sport Gymnastics, tug of war, diving
Club Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm
Stockholms KK
KFUM GA, Stockholm

Karl Axel Patrik Norling (16 April 1884 – 7 May 1964) was a Swedish gymnast, diver, and tug of war competitor who participated in the 1906 Intercalated Games and 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the tug of war in 1906, as well as two gold medals with the Swedish gymnastics team, in 1908 and 1912, alongside his younger brother Daniel.[1]

Norling was educated as an engineer. He eventually became head of the Navy Department at AB Separator (later Alfa Laval).[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Axel Norling". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 
  2. ^ Axel Norling. Swedish Olympic Committee