Erling Nilsen

Erling Nilsen (December 30, 1910 – April 23, 1984) was a Norwegian boxer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Bronze medal – third place 1936 Berlin heavyweight

Amateur careerEdit

In 1936 he won the bronze medal in the heavyweight class after winning the third place fight against Ferenc Nagy. Nilsen also won 7 National Titles in Norway and had 15 victories on the National Team.

Olympic ResultsEdit

Nilsen represented Norway in the 1936 Olympics, Berlin. Won the Bronze Medal.

Other HighlightsEdit

Nilsen won the Bronze Medal in the European Championships, Milan, Italy 1937:

He was a member of the first official boxing contest between England and Norway on December 8, 1935 in the Oslo Colosseum; his opponent was H. P. Floyd.[1] He represented the club BK Pugilist.


  1. ^ Official Fight Program