Carl Andersen (gymnast)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with another Danish gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Carl Rudolf Andersen or with the Norwegian Olympic medalist Carl Albert Andersen.
Carl Andersen
Medal record
Men's gymnastics
Representing  Denmark
Intercalated Games
Silver medal – second place 1906 Athens Team

Carl Andersen (9 March 1879 – 12 September 1967) was a Danish gymnast and architect.


Andersen competed in the 1906 Intercalated Games and in the 1908 Summer Olympics. During the 1906 Games in Athens, he was a member of the Danish gymnastics team, which won the silver medal in the team, Swedish system event. Two years later he was part of the Danish team, which finished fourth in the team competition.[1][2]


Carl Andersen was the son of carpenter Andreas Ferdinand Andersen and Ane Marie Hansen. He became a mason apprentice in 1896 and graduated from Odense Tekniske Skole in 1900. He was employed as construction overseer by master builder Thaaning in Kerteminde in 1900-01 and as a draftsman for architect Emanuel Momberg in Odense in 1901-02. In 1904-06 he was employed by several different architects in Copenhagen including Anders Berthelsen and in 1906-09 as drawer and overseer by H.C. Glahn, Nykøbing Falster in 1906–1909. From 1909 until his death Carl Andersen operated his own architects business in Nykøbing Falster; from 1940 with his son Jørgen Friis Andersen. The business later became Arkitektfirmaet Friis Andersen A/S which still operated in the 2010s.[2] Carl Andersen worked extensively on Lolland in the early 1900s and had many different assignments. Stylistically he worked mainly with neo-baroque but later adopted elements from Functionalism.[3]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ "Carl Andersen" (in Danish). Database Olympics. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Winther Nielsen, Søren (2015). "Arkitekt Carl Andersen". Gedser Kirke 100 år: 1915–2015. p. 19. ISBN 9788771706291. 
  3. ^ "Carl Andersen" (in Danish). Danish Heritage Agency. Archived from the original on 3 February 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2016. 

External links[edit]