Egil Søby

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Egil Søby
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1968 Mexico City K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1972 Munich K-4 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1970 Copenhagen K-4 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1966 East Berlin K-2 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1971 Belgrade K-2 10000 m

Egil Søby (born 25 November 1945) is a Norwegian sprint canoeist who competed from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. He won gold medal on K4 1000 metres at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City (with Steinar Amundsen, Tore Berger and Jan Johansen),[1] and earned a bronze medal at the 1972 Olympics in Munich on the same distance.[2]

Søby also won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with a gold (K-4 10000 m: 1970) and two silvers (K-2 10000 m: 1966, 1971).


  1. ^ "1968 Summer Olympics – Mexico City, Mexico – Canoeing" (Retrieved on February 5, 2008)
  2. ^ "1972 Summer Olympics – Munich, Germany – Canoeing" (Retrieved on February 5, 2008)