Edvard Larsen

Edvard Larsen (Martin Edvard Larsen; 27 October 1881 – 10 September 1914[1]) was a Norwegian triple jumper. He represented Kristiania IF.

Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Norway
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Triple jump

At the 1908 Summer Olympics held in London he won the bronze medal with a jump of 14.39 metres. This remained his career best jump.[2] At the 1912 Summer Olympics he finished sixth with 14.06 metres, and he also competed for the 4 x 100 metres relay team that was disqualified.[3] He became Norwegian champion in triple jump in 1900, 1906, 1908 and 1911 [4] and in long jump in 1906 and 1908.[5] Larsen died of an illness in Oslo, 32 years old.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Edvard Larsen". Nasjonalbiblioteket/Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 13 September 1914. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ Norwegian all-time list triple jump Archived 2012-06-16 at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Norwegian international athletes - L Archived 2013-09-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ Norwegian championships in triple jump Archived 2012-05-09 at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)
  5. ^ Norwegian championships in long jump Archived October 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine (in Norwegian)