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Paul Elvstrøm

Full name: Paul Bert Elvstrøm
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: February 25, 1928 in Maglegård, Gentofte, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: Hellerup Sejlklub, Gentofte (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Father of Trine Elvstrøm-Myralf.

Medals: 4 Gold (4 Total)

Biography

Denmark’s Paul Elvstrøm is one of history’s greatest Olympians, winner of four consecutive individual yachting gold medals, and who competed as a yachtsman in eight Games over a 40-year period. He won the Firefly yachting class in 1948 and the Finn monotype class in 1952, 1956 and 1960 and was the first competitor in any sport to win individual gold medals at four successive Games. After being a reserve on the Danish team in 1964, he then competed in 1968 and 1972 without winning a medal. Elvstrøm also competed in 1984 and 1988 when his daughter, Trine, crewed for him, making them the only father/daughter combo to have competed together at the Olympics. Trine and Paul Elvstrøm were European champions in the Tornado class in 1983-84. He also won 13 World Championships in seven different monotype sailing classes. Paul Elvstrøm is one of only four Olympic athletes to have competed over a 40-year span.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Denmark DEN 1 Gold
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Denmark DEN 1 Gold
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Denmark DEN 1 Gold
1960 Summer 32 Roma Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Denmark DEN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Denmark DEN 4
1972 Summer 44 München Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Denmark DEN 13
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed Multihull Denmark DEN 4
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Mixed Multihull Denmark DEN 15

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Denmark Final Standings 1 5,543
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Denmark Race One AC DNF
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Denmark Race Two 6 645 1-30:49
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Denmark Race Three 3 946 2-08:22
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Denmark Race Four 11 382 1-29:35
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Denmark Race Five 5 724 1-57:07
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Denmark Race Six 1 1,423 2-34:44
1948 Summer 20 London Sailing Denmark Race Seven 1 1,423 2-35:37
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Denmark Final Standings 1 8,209
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Denmark Race One 1 1,548 1-19:37
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Denmark Race Two 5 849 1-48:28
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Denmark Race Three 1 1,548 1-20:34
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Denmark Race Four 1 1,548 1-18:35
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Denmark Race Five 3 1,071 1-29:14
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Denmark Race Six 4 946 1-24:23
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Denmark Race Seven 1 1,548 1-24:30
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Denmark Final Standings 1 7,509
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Denmark Race One 1 1,402 3-29:33
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Denmark Race Two 8 499 3-40:13
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Denmark Race Three 15 226 3-51:40
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Denmark Race Four 1 1,402 3-14:59
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Denmark Race Five 1 1,402 3-29:17
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Denmark Race Six 1 1,402 3-25:15
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Sailing Denmark Race Seven 1 1,402 3-20:52
1960 Summer 32 Roma Sailing Denmark Final Standings 1 8,171
1960 Summer 32 Roma Sailing Denmark Race One 1 1,645 1-46:33
1960 Summer 32 Roma Sailing Denmark Race Two 5 946 2-05:57
1960 Summer 32 Roma Sailing Denmark Race Three 1 1,645 1-40:32
1960 Summer 32 Roma Sailing Denmark Race Four 2 1,344 2-13:43
1960 Summer 32 Roma Sailing Denmark Race Five 5 946 1-54:18
1960 Summer 32 Roma Sailing Denmark Race Six 1 1,645 1-49:12

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Poul Mik-Meyer Final Standings 1968-10-14 50.4 66.4
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Poul Mik-Meyer Race One 1968-10-14 5.7
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Poul Mik-Meyer Race Two 1968-10-15 11.7
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Poul Mik-Meyer Race Three 1968-10-16 16.0
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Poul Mik-Meyer Race Four 1968-10-17 13.0
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Poul Mik-Meyer Race Five 1968-10-19 10.0
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Poul Mik-Meyer Race Six 1968-10-20 0.0 2-37:29
1968 Summer 40 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Poul Mik-Meyer Race Seven 1968-10-21 10.0

Mixed Multihull

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Denmark DEN Final Standings 1984-07-31 51.1 71.1
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Denmark DEN Race One 1984-07-31 11.7
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Denmark DEN Race Two 1984-08-01 5.7
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Denmark DEN Race Three 1984-08-02 10.0
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Denmark DEN Race Four 1984-08-03 5.7 2-52:12
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Denmark DEN Race Five 1984-08-06 20.0
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Denmark DEN Race Six 1984-08-07 8.0 2-11:25
1984 Summer 56 Los Angeles Sailing Denmark DEN Race Seven 1984-08-08 10.0
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Denmark DEN Final Standings 1988-09-20 112.0 142.0
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Denmark DEN Race One 1988-09-20 22.0
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Denmark DEN Race Two 1988-09-21 20.0
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Denmark DEN Race Three 1988-09-22 30.0
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Denmark DEN Race Four 1988-09-23 22.0
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Denmark DEN Race Five 1988-09-25 10.0
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Denmark DEN Race Six 1988-09-26 25.0
1988 Summer 60 Seoul Sailing Denmark DEN Race Seven 1988-09-27 13.0

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1972 Summer 44 München Sailing Denmark DEN Final Standings 1972-08-29 79.7 114.7
1972 Summer 44 München Sailing Denmark DEN Race One 1972-08-29 13.0 3-22:59
1972 Summer 44 München Sailing Denmark DEN Race Two 1972-08-30 23.0
1972 Summer 44 München Sailing Denmark DEN Race Three 1972-08-31 .0 2-15:40
1972 Summer 44 München Sailing Denmark DEN Race Four 1972-09-01 11.7 2-03:17
1972 Summer 44 München Sailing Denmark DEN Race Five 1972-09-04 35.0
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