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The first Olympic Champion from Norway was 31-year old shooter Albert Helgerud, who won the Individual Free Rifle event (3-positions) at London on 11 July 1908. On the same day he joined 5 other teammates to win the 300m Free Rifle Team event. Helgerud was the youngest of the six team members.

At the Athens Interim Games, on 22 April 1906, a 21-strong gymnastics team from Norway won the Team Combined Exercises and six days later, Gudbrand Skatteboe was first in the Individual Free Rifle event.

114 Norwegian athletes have been Olympic Champion prior to WW2 for a total of 26 Gold at the Summer Games and a further 20 Gold at the Winter Games. 

M/F

Name

Year

Gold

SPORT

born

died

M

Jul Braathe

1908

1

SHOOTING

4.3.1876

8.7.1914

M

Albert Helgerud

1908

2

SHOOTING

16.9.1876

25.6.1954

M

Einar Liberg

1908

4

SHOOTING

16.10.1873

11.9.1955

M

Ole Sæther

1908

1

SHOOTING

23.1.1870

13.10.1946

M

Olaf Sæther

1908

1

SHOOTING

1.7.1872

1.11.1945

M

Guldbrand Skatteboe

1908

1

SHOOTING

18.7.1875

3.4.1965

M

Isak Abrahamsen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

28.4.1891

22.4.1972

M

Hans Beyer

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

23.8.1889

15.5.1965

M

Hartmann Bjørnson

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

2.2.1889

25.9.1974

M

Alfred Engelsen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

16.1.1893

13.9.1966

M

Bjarne Johnson

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

27.4.1892

4.9.1984

M

Sigurd Jørgensen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

15.2.1887

14.12.1929

M

Knud Knudsen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

6.9.1879

28.4.1954

M

Rolf Lie

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

20.5.1889

19.6.1959

M

Alf Lie

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

10.4.1887

22.3.1969

M

Tor Lund

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

20.1.1888

1.9.1972

M

Petter Martinsen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

14.5.1887

27.12.1972

M

Per Anton Mathiesen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

11.3.1885

2.6.1971

M

Jacob Opdahl

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

15.1.1894

21.3.1938

M

Nils Opdahl

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

16.11.1882

28.11.1951

M

Bjarne Pettersen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

8.6.1891

14.12.1983

M

Frithjof Sælen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

5.8.1892

8.10.1975

M

Øistein Schirmer

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

11.4.1879

24.5.1947

M

Georg Selenius

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

18.10.1884

7.5.1924

M

Sigvard Sivertsen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

27.2.1881

27.12.1963

M

Robert Sjursen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

8.3.1891

21.7.1965

M

Einar Strøm

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

17.3.1885

26.9.1964

M

Gabriel Thorstensen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

1.9.1888

14.6.1974

M

Thomas Torstensen

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

18.5.1880

18.6.1953

M

Nils Voss

1912

1

GYMNASTICS

22.2.1886

7.10.1969

M

Johan Anker

1912

2

SAILING

26.6.1871

2.10.1940

M

Nils Bertelsen

1912

1

SAILING

29.9.1879

5.10.1958

M

Eilert Falch-Lund

1912

1

SAILING

27.1.1875

2.2.1960

M

Halfdan Hansen

1912

1

SAILING

16.10.1883

2.4.1953

M

Arnfinn Heje

1912

1

SAILING

26.10.1887

29.1.1958

M

Magnus Konow

1912

2

SAILING

1.9.1887

25.8.1972

M

Alfred Larsen

1912

1

SAILING

24.11.1863

10.9.1950

M

Petter Larsen

1912

1

SAILING

6.12.1890

13.9.1946

M

Fritz Staib

1912

1

SAILING

10.2.1892

16.5.1956

M

Gustav Thaulow

1912

1

SAILING

23.10.1875

30.5.1942

M

Thomas Aas

1912

1

SAILING

28.4.1887

14.8.1961

M

Andreas Brecke

1912

2

SAILING

14.9.1879

13.6.1952

M

Torleiv Corneliussen

1912

1

SAILING

25.7.1890

29.4.1975

M

Thoralf Glad

1912

1

SAILING

1.2.1878

17.7.1969

M

Christian Jebe

1912

1

SAILING

23.6.1876

24.3.1946

M

Helge Løvland

1920

1

TRACK & FIELD

11.5.1890

26.4.1984

M

Thorstein Johansen

1920

1

SHOOTING

7.1.1888

2.8.1963

M

Ole Lilloe-Olsen

1920

5

SHOOTING

28.4.1883

30.4.1940

M

Harald Natvig

1920

3

SHOOTING

10.6.1872

1.8.1947

M

Hans Nordvik

1920

2

SHOOTING

1.8.1880

22.7.1960

M

Otto Olsen

1920

4

SHOOTING

13.12.1884

12.7.1953

M

Arthur Allers

1920

1

SAILING

6.10.1875

28.6.1961

M

Charles Acher Arentz

1920

1

SAILING

8.11.1878

25.9.1968

M

Halvor Birkeland

1920

1

SAILING

30.10.1894

26.6.1971

M

Rasmus Birkeland

1920

1

SAILING

14.4.1888

12.12.1972

M

Martin Borthen

1920

1

SAILING

13.8.1878

25.3.1964

M

Lauritz Christiansen

1920

1

SAILING

10.12.1867

9.12.1930

M

Thorleif Kristoffersen

1920

1

SAILING

29.9.1900

25.8.1971

M

Otto Falkenberg

1920

1

SAILING

9.1.1885

21.7.1977

M

Johan Friele

1920

1

SAILING

29.11.1866

1.10.1927

M

Willy Gilbert

1920

1

SAILING

10.9.1881

20.6.1956

M

Robert Gjertsen

1920

1

SAILING

24.8.1894

17.10.1978

M

Kaspar Hassel

1920

1

SAILING

6.11.1877

9.4.1962

M

Erik Herseth

1920

1

SAILING

9.7.1892

28.1.1993

M

Thorleif Holbye

1920

1

SAILING

29.4.1883

11.7.1963

M

Sigurd Holter

1920

1

SAILING

19.11.1886

1.8.1963

M

Alf Brun Jacobsen

1920

1

SAILING

14.6.1885

29.5.1948

M

Gunnar Jamvold

1920

1

SAILING

22.4.1896

9.9.1984

M

Petter Jamvold

1920

1

SAILING

24.11.1899

2.5.1961

M

Claus Juell

1920

1

SAILING

5.2.1902

19.12.1979

M

Pål Kaasan

1920

1

SAILING

14.11.1883

11.7.1963

M

Reidar Martiniuson

1920

1

SAILING

4 7. 1893

4.6.1968

M

Halvor Møgster

1920

1

SAILING

21.12.1875

22.2.1950

M

Hans Næss

1920

1

SAILING

3.11.1886

10.12.1958

M

Ingar Nielsen

1920

2

SAILING

29.8.1885

21.1.1963

M

Kristoffer Olsen

1920

1

SAILING

8.8.1883

4.8.1948

M

Egil Reimers

1920

1

SAILING

18.7.1878

11.11.1946

M

August Ringvold Snr.

1920

2

SAILING

3.4.1876

22.2.1960

M

Ingolf Rød

1920

1

SAILING

2.10.1889

19.12.1963

M

Halfdan Schjøtt

1920

1

SAILING

26.12.1893

14.2.1974

M

Trygve Schjøtt

1920

1

SAILING

5.8.1882

18.12.1960

M

Arne Sejersted

1920

1

SAILING

18.7.1877

17.12.1960

M

Ole Sørensen

1920

1

SAILING

22.9.1883

25.2.1958

M

Ragnar Vig

1920

1

SAILING

3.7.1893

9.1.1941

M

Tell Wagle

1920

1

SAILING

16.7.1883

2.12.1957

M

Christen Wiese

1920

1

SAILING

22.8.1876

31.3.1968

M

Thor Ørvig

1920

1

SAILING

14.12.1891

17.6.1965

M

Erik Ørvig

1920

1

SAILING

3.9.1895

8.10.1949

M

Olav Ørvig

1920

1

SAILING

26.11.1889

25.6.1939

M

Jan Østervold

1920

1

SAILING

8.12.1876

9.1.1945

M

Henrik Østervold

1920

1

SAILING

13.1.1878

21.8.1957

M

Ole Østervold

1920

1

SAILING

14.10.1872

25.12.1936

M

Kristen Østervold

1920

1

SAILING

16.1.1885

29.7.1960

M

Thorleif Haug

1924

3

NORDIC SKIING

29.9.1894

12.12.1934

M

Jacob Thams

1924

1

NORDIC SKIING

7.4.1898

24.7.1954

M

Otto von Porat

1924

1

BOXING

29.9.1903

14.10.1982

M

Rick Bockelie

1924

1

SAILING

28.5.1902

18.2.1966

M

Christopher Dahl

1924

1

SAILING

8.12.1898

26.12.1966

M

Harald Hagen

1924

1

SAILING

15.3.1902

24.5.1970

M

Eugen Lunde

1924

1

SAILING

18.5.1887

17.6.1963

M

Anders Lundgren

1924

1

SAILING

25.6.1898

28.8.1964

M

August Ringvold Jnr.

1924

1

SAILING

16.12.1902

27.8.1961

M

Ivar Ballangrud

1928

4

SPEED SKATING

7.3.1904

1.6.1969

M

Bæla Evensen

1928

1

SPEED SKATING

8.4.1905

24.8.1979

M

Johan Grøttumsbråten

1928

3

NORDIC SKIING

12.2.1899

24.1.1983

M

Alf Andersen

1928

1

NORDIC SKIING

5.5.1906

12.4.1975

F

Sonja Henie

1928

3

FIGURE SKATING

8.4.1912

12.10.1969

M

Erik Anker

1928

1

SAILING

15.10.1903

16.8.1994

M

Håkon Bryhn

1928

1

SAILING

14.8.1901

25.12.1968

M

Crown Prince Olaf

1928

1

SAILING

2.7.1903

17.1.1991

M

Birger Ruud

1932

2

NORDIC SKIING

23.8.1911

13.6.1998

M

Oddbjørn Hagen

1936

1

NORDIC SKIING

3.2.1908

25.6.1983

M

Charles Mathiesen

1936

1

SPEED SKATING

12.2.1911

9.11.1994

M

Willy Røgeberg

1936

1

SHOOTING

11.12.1905

15.12.1969

Thanks to Armand Carlsen for filling many gaps.

last updated 1 June 2012

I would be grateful for any corrections and additional biographical information.