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Johan Martin Ferner

Full name: Johan Martin Ferner (Jacobsen-)
Gender: Male
Born: July 22, 1927 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: January 24, 2015 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: KNS, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Brother of Finn Ferner; Brother-in-law of Crown Prince Harald; Son-in-law of Crown Prince Olav.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Johan Martin Ferner was born as Johan Martin Jacobsen, but shortly after his birth in 1927 the family changed their family name to Ferner, originally his father’s given name. After studies in England and France, Ferner worked in his father’s clothing firm in Oslo, and after his father’s death in 1964, he and his brother [Finn Ferner] (/athletes/61995) took over the firm with success. Johan Martin Ferner and his brother were both members of the crew of the 6-meter “Elisabeth X”, winning the silver medal in the 1952 Olympics. In 1961, Johan Martin Ferner married Princess Astrid, sister of the present king of Norway, [Harald V] (/athletes/62274). The marriage became an item of discussion in Norway, since Johan Martin Ferner had been married earlier, divorcing his first wife in 1956, and only one of the bishops in Norway at that time was willing to officiate the marriage. Astrid and Johan Martin had five children, three daughters and two sons. He died after a short illness at the State Hospital in Oslo, aged 84.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 24 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 24 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Final Standings 1952-07-20 4,648
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race One 1952-07-20 1,142 2-28:43
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Two 1952-07-21 540 3-19:31
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Three 1952-07-22 841 2-29:04
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Four 1952-07-23 540 2-48:50
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Five 1952-07-26 141 2-51:56
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Six 1952-07-27 1,142 2-32:57
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Sailing Elisabeth X NOR Race Seven 1952-07-28 443 3-05:57
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