Willy Røgeberg

Willy Røgeberg (1 December 1905[1] – 15 December 1969) was a Norwegian rifle shooter who competed before and after World War II.[2] He won two Olympic medals. He won his first olympic medal in 50 m Rifle, prone at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. After the war he won a bronze medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, this time in 300 m Rifle, Three positions. He also won several medals in the ISSF World Shooting Championships.

Willy Røgeberg
Personal information
Born(1905-12-01)1 December 1905
Oslo, Norway
Died15 December 1969(1969-12-15) (aged 64)
Oslo, Norway
Sport
SportSports shooting
Medal record
Men's shooting
Representing  Norway
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Berlin 50 m rifle, prone
Bronze medal – third place 1948 London 300 m rifle, three positions
ISSF World Shooting Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Roma 50 m rifle, standing
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Roma 300 m rifle, standing
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Roma 50 m rifle, kneeling

After his Olympic medal in 1936 he started his own guns and sporting equipment business in Oslo.

During the Second World War German occupation of Norway, Røgeberg was arrested by the Germans on 29 May 1942 on weapons related charges. He spent the period 29 May – 5 October 1942 incarcerated at Møllergata 19, then 5 October 1942 to 22 December 1943 as prisoner no. 4776 at Grini concentration camp.[1][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Børre R. Giertsen, ed. (1946). "4776. Røgeberg, Willy". Norsk fangeleksikon. Grinifangene (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. p. 173.
  2. ^ "Willy Røgeberg". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. ^ Fretland, Frode (1953). Norges skyttere i ord og bilder: Østre del (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kulturforlaget. pp. 81–82.

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