Rolf Thorsen

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Rolf Thorsen
Medal record
Men's rowing
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul Quadruple sculls
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona Quadruple sculls
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Luzern Double sculls
Gold medal – first place 1989 Bled Double sculls
Gold medal – first place 1994 Indianapolis Double sculls
Silver medal – second place 1983 Duisburg Double sculls
Silver medal – second place 1993 Račice Double sculls
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Munich Double sculls

Rolf Bernt Thorsen (born 22 February 1961) is a Norwegian former competition rower, world champion and Olympic medalist.

He received a silver medal in quadruple sculls at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, together with Alf Hansen, Vetle Vinje, and Lars Bjønness.[1] He also received a silver medal in quadruple sculls at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, together with Kjetil Undset, Per Sætersdal, and Lars Bjønness.[2] Thorsen is three times world champion in double sculls. In 1982 together with Alf Hansen, in 1989 with Lars Bjønness, and again in 1994 with Lars Bjønness.

Thorsen has been president for the Norwegian Rowing Federation in the period 2000 - 2010, and also a board member of Særforbundenes Fellesorganisasjon. Professionally he was managing director of NCC Property Development, a major commercial property developer across the Nordics in the period 2007 - 2014. Currently he is managing director for Oslo S Utvikling AS, a major developer of commercial and residential property in Norway.

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