Ferdinand Bie

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Ferdinand Bie
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Bie at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1888-02-16)16 February 1888
Drammen, Buskerud, Norway
Died 8 November 1961(1961-11-08) (aged 73)
Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Sport Pentathlon, long jump, hurdles
Club Oslo IL

Ferdinand Reinhardt Bie (16 February 1888 – 9 November 1961) was a Norwegian track and field athlete. At the 1912 Summer Olympics in Stockholm he won the silver medal in pentathlon. On winner Jim Thorpe's subsequent disqualification for professionalism in 1913, Bie was declared Olympic champion, but refused to accept the gold medal from the IOC.[1] In 1982 Thorpe was reinstated as champion by the IOC; however, Bie was still listed as co-champion.[2] He also finished eleventh in the long jump, and competed in 110 metres hurdles and decathlon, but failed to finish.[3] He became Norwegian champion in long jump in 1910 and 1917[4] and in 110 m hurdles in 1910.[5]

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