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Tor Arneberg

Full name: Tor Birger Arneberg
Nickname(s): Basse
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Born: September 4, 1928 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: September 23, 2015 in Belleair, Florida, United States
Affiliations: KNS, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Brother-in-law of Peder Lunde, Sr.; Uncle of Peder Lunde, Jr.; Granduncle of Jeanette Lunde; Brother of Else Christophersen; Brother of Vibeke Lunde.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Tor Arneberg was born and grew up in Oslo, competing in Alpine and Nordic skiing in the winter and sailing in the summer during his younger days. He went to the United States for his studies, and was a 1950 graduate of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, where he was a prominent member of the ski team, and in 1953 he graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School. In the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 he was a crew member of the Norwegian 6-metre Elisabeth X, winning a silver medal.

In 1954 Arneberg married American Jean Overhyser, and they had three daughters. Five years later the family emigrated to the United States. In 1967, Arneberg obtained US citizenship, and shortly thereafter joined the Xerox Corporation as a Director of Marketing. He later settled in Woodstock, Vermont, but in 2012 moved to Belleair, Florida, due to failing health.

Arneberg’s two older sisters, [Vibeke Lunde] and [Else Christophersen], both became Olympians. Vibeke married into the well-known Norwegian sailing Lunde family dynasty, and won a silver medal in the 5.5-metre class in 1952, and Else competed in equestrian (dressage) in 1952 and 1956.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Mixed 6 metres Elisabeth X NOR 2 Silver

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Final Standings 1952-07-20 4,648
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race One 1952-07-20 1,142 2-28:43
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Two 1952-07-21 540 3-19:31
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Three 1952-07-22 841 2-29:04
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Four 1952-07-23 540 2-48:50
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Five 1952-07-26 141 2-51:56
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Six 1952-07-27 1,142 2-32:57
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Seven 1952-07-28 443 3-05:57
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