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Godtfred Holmvang

Full name: Godtfred Holmvang
Nickname(s): Gotti
Gender: Male
Born: October 7, 1917 in Bærum, Akershus, Norway
Died: February 19, 2006 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: IL Tyrving, Bærum (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Godtfred Holmvang competed internationally for Norway as a decathlete, and nationally in skiing and orienteering. His greatest title on the track was winning the 1946 European Championships decathlon. Holmvang was Norwegian decathlon champion in 1939, 1946, and 1948, his career interrupted by World War II (Holmvang was a prisoner-of-war in 1943). He also was Norwegian 110 metre hurdles champion in 1946. He later helped establish orienteering in Notodden, Norway. A prominent lawyer, he attended law school in Oslo, and received further education at the London School of Economics and earned a Master of Law Degree from Harvard. He worked for the United Nations to help develop international maritime laws, and later settled in Vancouver, Canada, where he worked as a legal advisor to the shipping industry.

Personal Best: Dec – 6566 (1946).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Men's Decathlon Norway NOR 10

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1934T) P(1985T) T D H
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Final Standings 10 6,663 6.324
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway 100 metres 30T 576 586 12.1
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway 100 metres Heat Four 3 12.1
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Long jump 6 739 755 6.750
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Shot put 19T 637 617 12.17
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway High jump 15T 671 544 1.70
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway 400 metres 11 720 680 52.9
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway 400 metres Heat Six 2 52.9
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway 110 metre hurdles 12T 723 662 16.4
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway 110 metre hurdles Heat Nine 1 16.4
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Discus throw 11 656 626 38.11
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Pole vault 4T 652 457 3.40
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway Javelin throw 5 656 643 53.66
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway 1,500 metres 1 OB 633 754 4:28.6
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Norway 1,500 metres Heat Five 1 4:28.6
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