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Erik Herseth

Full name: Erik Johan Herseth
Gender: Male
Born: July 9, 1892 in Aker, Oslo, Norway
Died: January 28, 1993 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: KNS, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Erik Herseth was a well-known baritone singer when he won his Olympic sailing gold in 1920. After being engaged by Opera Comique in Oslo, he was at the Wiener Volksoper in the years from 1924 to 1928. He was also an officer in the Norwegian Air Force, and served in the Norwegian troops in Sweden during World War II. His daughter Astri Herseth became a well-known soprano, singing in the Norwegian State Opera in Oslo for several years.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Sailing Mixed 10 metres Eleda NOR 1 Gold Sailed over each day

Mixed 10 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Sailing Eleda NOR Final Standings 1920-07-07
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Sailing Eleda NOR Race One 1920-07-07
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Sailing Eleda NOR Race Two 1920-07-08
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Sailing Eleda NOR Race Three 1920-07-09