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Tom Amundsen

Full name: Tom Amundsen
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: February 4, 1943 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: September 3, 2017 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: NSR, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Rowing

Biography

While studying medicine at Oslo University, Tom Amundsen started his rowing career in 1964 as a member of Norske Studenters Roklub, a club of which he was a member for his entire rowing career. He won several national championships in pairs, fours and eights, and competed in five international championships, with his career best being a silver medal in coxless fours at the 1971 European Open Championships. The same crew was selected for the 1972 Olympic Games, and four years later Amundsen again qualified for the Olympics in coxed fours. He ended his rowing career with several gold medals at the Master’s World Championships.

Amundsen finished his medical studies in 1967, specializing in neurology, and became one of Norway’s foremost specialists in spinal cord injuries, also contributing with research in his areas of expertise. Except for a year in UNIFIL (1988), his entire professional career was spent in hospitals in Oslo.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 29 München Rowing Men's Coxless Fours Norway NOR 3 h4 r2/4
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Norway NOR 5 h1 r2/4

Men's Coxless Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1972 Summer 29 München Rowing Norway NOR Round One Repêchage Heat Four 7:03.08
1972 Summer 29 München Rowing Norway NOR Round One Heat One 6:53.27

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1976 Summer 33 Montréal Rowing Norway NOR Round One Heat Two 6:52.18
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