Full name: Erik Johan Herseth
Born: July 9, 1892 in Aker, Oslo, Norway
Died: January 28, 1993 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: KNS, Oslo (NOR)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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.