Sverre Løken

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Sverre Løken
Medal record
Competitor for  Norway
Men’s Rowing
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles Coxless Pairs
World Rowing Championships
Gold medal – first place 1982 Lucerne Coxless Pairs

Sverre Løken (born July 27, 1960) is a Norwegian competition rower and Olympic medalist.

He received a bronze medal in coxless pairs at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, together with Hans Magnus Grepperud.[1] He also won the coxless pair World Championship gold at the 1982 event in Luzerne, Switzerland.[2]

After his athletic career, he trained as a physician, specializing in both general and orthopedic surgery. He is currently practicing sports medicine and is regarded as one of Norway's premier specialists on sports injuries. He works and researches at the Center of Sports Injury Research at the Oslo University Hospital (formerly Ullevål). Løken defended his PhD thesis on the subject of knee cartilage injuries in 2010.[3]


  1. ^ "1984 Summer Olympics – Los Angeles, United States – Rowing". Retrieved May 12, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Medaljeoversikt senior 1970-2005" (in Norwegian). Ormsund Roklub. Retrieved Nov 9, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Sverre Løken" (in Norwegian). Senter for Idrettsskadeforskning. Retrieved Nov 9, 2010.