Birte Christoffersen

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Birte Christoffersen
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Personal information
Born 28 March 1924 (1924-03-28) (age 93)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport Diving
Club Kvindelig Idrætsforening, København;
Stockholms KK;
Malmö SS

Birte Christoffersen (later Hanson, later Ekberg; born 28 March 1924), is a retired diver. She competed in the 3 m springboard and 10 m platform for Denmark at the 1948 Summer Olympics and for Sweden at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics. She won a bronze medal in the platform in 1948 and finished in 8–12th place on other occasions.[1]

At the European championships Christoffersen won bronze medals in both the platform and springboard in 1950, competing for Denmark. In 1953 she moved to Sweden, and next year won silver medals in both events. She earned one more bronze medal in 1958, in the platform.[2]


  1. ^ Birte Christoffersen. Sports
  2. ^ Birte Hanson Ekberg. Swedish Olympic Committee