Norway at the 1908 Summer Olympics

Norway competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, England. It was the second appearance of the European nation, after having made its Olympic debut in 1900.

Norway at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Flag of Norway.svg
IOC codeNOR
NOCNorwegian Olympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
Websitewww.idrett.no (in Norwegian)
in London
Competitors69 in 7 sports
Flag bearerOskar Bye
Medals
Ranked 8th
Gold
2
Silver
3
Bronze
3
Total
8
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold Albert Helgerud Shooting Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions July 11
  Gold Julius Braathe, Albert Helgerud, Einar Liberg,
Olaf Sæther, Ole Sæther, Gudbrand Skatteboe
Shooting Men's 300 m free rifle, team July 10
  Silver Arne Halse Athletics Men's javelin throw July 17
  Silver Gymnastics Men's team July 16
  Silver Jacob Gundersen Wrestling Men's freestyle heavyweight July 23
  Bronze Edvard Larsen Athletics Men's triple jump July 25
  Bronze Arne Halse Athletics Men's freestyle javelin July 15
  Bronze Ole Sæther Shooting Men's 300 m free rifle, three positions July 11

Results by eventEdit

AthleticsEdit

Norway's best athletics result was Arne Halse's silver medal in the javelin throw.

Event Place Athlete Heats Semifinals Final
Men's 100 metres Heats Oscar Guttormsen 12.0 seconds
2nd, heat 2
Did not advance
John Johansen 11.7 seconds
2nd, heat 5
Men's 200 metres Semi-
finalist
Oscar Guttormsen Walkover
1st, heat 14
Unknown
4th, semifinal 1
Did not advance
Men's 400 metres Heats Oscar Guttormsen Unknown
2nd, heat 5
Did not advance
Men's 1500 metres Semi-
finalist
Oscar Larsen None held Unknown
4th, semifinal 8
Did not advance
Nils Dahl Unknown
7th, semifinal 1
Men's 110 metre hurdles Heats Wilhelm Blystad Unknown
2nd, heat 11
Did not advance
Oscar Guttormsen Unknown
2nd, heat 12
Event Place Athlete Height/
Distance
Men's high jump 13th Henry Olsen 1.72 metres
Otto Monsen No mark
Men's long jump 21-32 Henry Olsen Unknown
Men's triple jump 3rd Edvard Larsen 14.39 metres
13th Henry Olsen 13.17 metres
14th Oscar Guttormsen 13.16 metres
Men's standing high jump 8th Wilhelm Blystad 1.42 metres
Men's shot put 9-25 Arne Halse Unknown
Men's discus throw 12-42 John Falchenberg Unknown
Men's javelin throw 2nd Arne Halse 50.57 metres
8-16 John Johansen Unknown
Men's freestyle javelin 3rd Arne Halse 49.73 metres
10-33 Conrad Carlsrud Unknown
John Johansen Unknown

FencingEdit

Event Place Fencer First
round
Second
round
Semi-
final
Final
Men's épée First
round
Hans Bergsland 4-4 (6th in D) Did not advance

GymnasticsEdit

Gymnast Event Score Rank
Conrad Carlsrud Men's all-around 124 84
Petter Hol 152.5 70
Eugen Ingebretsen 109 94
Ole Iversen 117 92
Per Mathias Jespersen 120.5 87
Carl Klæth 142 76
Frithjof Olsen 127.5 82
John Skrataas 154.5 67
Event Place Gymnast Score
Men's team 2nd Carl Albert Andersen, Hermann Bohne, Trygve Bøyesen, Oskar Bye, Conrad Carlsrud, Sverre Grøner, Harald Halvorsen, Harald Hansen, Petter Hol, Eugen Ingebretsen, Ole Iversen, Per Mathias Jespersen, Sigge Johannessen, Nicolai Kiær, Carl Klæth, Thor Larsen, Rolf Lefdahl, Hans Lem, Anders Moen, Frithjof Olsen, Carl Alfred Pedersen, Paul Pedersen, Sigvard Sivertsen, John Skrataas, Harald Smedvik, Andreas Strand, Olaf Syvertsen, Thomas Thorstensen 425

RowingEdit

Event Place Rowers First
round
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Men's eight 5th Otto Krogh, Erik Bye, Ambrosius Høyer,
Gustav Hæhre, Emil Irgens, Hannibal Fegth,
Wilhelm Hansen, Annan Knudsen, Ejnar Tønsager
None held Unknown
2nd, quarterfinal 1
Did not advance

SailingEdit

Class Place Boat Sailors
8 metre 4th Fram Johan Anker, Einar Hvoslef, Hagbart Steffens,
Magnus Konow, Eilert Falch-Lund

ShootingEdit

Event Place Shooter Score
Men's 1000 yard free rifle 28th Jørgen Bru 82
40th Georg Erdmann 61
41st Asmund Enger 58
Kolbjørn Kvam 58
47th Mathias Glomnes 26
AC Olivius Skymoen
Men's 300 metre free rifle 1st Albert Helgerud 909
3rd Ole Sæther 883
6th Julius Braathe 851
9th Olaf Sæther 830
13th Georg Erdmann 821
19th Kolbjørn Kvam 777
24th Olivius Skymoen 760
26th Per Olaf Olsen 752
47th Mathias Glomnes 563
Men's team free rifle 1st Albert Helgerud
Ole Sæther
Gudbrand Gudbrandsen Skatteboe
Olaf Sæther
Julius Braathe
Einar Liberg
5055
Men's team military rifle 6th Ole Sæther
Einar Liberg
Gudbrand Gudbrandsen Skatteboe
Albert Helgerud
Mathias Glomnes
Jørgen Bru
2192

WrestlingEdit

Event Place Wrestler Round
of 16
Quarter-
finals
Semi-
finals
Final
Freestyle heavyweight 2nd Jacob Gundersen Defeated
West
Defeated
Humphreys
Defeated
Nixson
Lost to
O'Kelly
Opponent nation Wins Losses Percent
Great Britain 3 1 .750
Total 3 1 .750

SourcesEdit

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Top London 1908 Olympians". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 5 June 2006.