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Sverre Sørsdal

Full name: Sverre Sørsdal
Gender: Male
Born: August 5, 1900 in Hamar, Hedmark, Norway
Died: March 21, 1996 in Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway
Affiliations: Akademikernes Bokseklubb
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Sverre Sørsdal came in second, third and fourth at three consecutive Olympic Games, 1920 and 1924 as a light-heavyweight and 1928 as a heavyweight. In Amsterdam he was not able to compete against Jakob Michaelsen from Denmark, who won the bronze medal by walkover. In Norway he was light-heavyweight champion in 1920 and 1924. Sørsdal studied medicine and later became chief physician at the hospital in Vardø, Norway’s northeasternmost town. When he retired, he was awarded the Royal Medal of Honor for his services.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Norway NOR 2 Silver
1924 Summer 23 Paris Boxing Men's Light-Heavyweight Norway NOR 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Boxing Men's Heavyweight Norway NOR 4

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR R
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Norway NOR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1920-08-24 Eagan (USA) , Sørsdal (NOR)
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Norway NOR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-23 Sørsdal (NOR) , Brown (GBR) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Norway NOR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1920-08-23 Sørsdal (NOR) , Schell (USA) decision
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Boxing Norway NOR Round One Match #7 1 1920-08-21 Sørsdal (NOR) , Darbou (FRA) disqualified 1
1924 Summer 23 Paris Boxing Norway NOR Final Round Match 3/4 1 1924-07-20 Sørsdal (NOR) walkover
1924 Summer 23 Paris Boxing Norway NOR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-19 Petersen (DEN) , Sørsdal (NOR)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Boxing Norway NOR Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1924-07-18 Sørsdal (NOR) , Kirby (USA) decision
1924 Summer 23 Paris Boxing Norway NOR Round Two Match #6 1 1924-07-17 Sørsdal (NOR) , Kidley (IRL) knock-out 1
1924 Summer 23 Paris Boxing Norway NOR Round One Match #12 1 1924-07-16 Sørsdal (NOR) , Delarge (BEL) decision

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Boxing Norway NOR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1928-08-10 Ramm (SWE) , Sørsdal (NOR)
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Boxing Norway NOR Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1928-08-08 Sørsdal (NOR) , Kaletchitz (USA) knock-out
1928 Summer 27 Amsterdam Boxing Norway NOR Round One Match #1 1 1928-08-07 Sørsdal (NOR)
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