Thor Thorvaldsen

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Thor Thorvaldsen
Medal record
Men's sailing
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place London 1948 Dragon
Gold medal – first place Helsinki 1952 Dragon

Thor Thorvaldsen (May 31, 1909 – June 30, 1987)[1] was a Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion. He was born in Bamble and died in Bærum. He competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, where he received a gold medal in the dragon class as helmsman on the boat Pan.[2]

He competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where he again received a gold medal with Pan.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bolme, Magne. "Thor Thorvaldsen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "1948 Summer Olympics – London, United Kingdom – Sailing" (Retrieved on April 18, 2008)
  3. ^ "1952 Summer Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Sailing" (Retrieved on April 18, 2008)