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Aage Birch

Full name: Aage Birch
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: September 23, 1926 in Søllerød, Rudersdal, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Died: February 13, 2017
Affiliations: Hellerup Sejlklub, Gentofte (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Growing up on the shores of Lake Furesø near København (Copenhagen), Aage Birch was introduced to Dragon class in 1940. Birch sailed in Dragon class exclusively until the end of his career in 1972. Competing at three Olympics, the highlight of his career came in 1968, when he won Olympic silver. At the World Championships, Birch won silver in 1965 and at the European Championships he won gold in 1964 and silver in 1966. Birch is best remembered in the Dragon class community by winning the Dragon Gold Cup, the most prestigious competition in that class besides the World Championships, a record seven times – 1963-64, 1966, 1968-70, and 1972. After finishing his sporting career, Birch coached the 1980 and 1984 Danish Olympic teams. By profession Birch was a boat builder.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Snude DEN 5
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Chok DEN 6
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed Three Person Keelboat Denmark DEN 2 Silver

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T NP TP
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Snude DEN Final Standings 1952-07-20 4,460
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Snude DEN Race One 1952-07-20 854 2-49:51
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Snude DEN Race Two 1952-07-21 486 3-35:36
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Snude DEN Race Three 1952-07-22 1,331 2-37:43
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Snude DEN Race Four 1952-07-23 632 3-12:45
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Snude DEN Race Five 1952-07-26 729 3-02:55
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Snude DEN Race Six 1952-07-27 428 3-02:30
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Sailing Snude DEN Race Seven 1952-07-28 101 4-03:59
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Chok DEN Final Standings 1960-08-29 4,715
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Chok DEN Race One 1960-08-29 1,231 3-27:06
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Chok DEN Race Two 1960-08-30 0
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Chok DEN Race Three 1960-08-31 418 2-54:06
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Chok DEN Race Four 1960-09-01 491 3-06:40
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Chok DEN Race Five 1960-09-05 1,055 2-35:16
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Chok DEN Race Six 1960-09-06 833 2-27:53
1960 Summer 33 Roma Sailing Chok DEN Race Seven 1960-09-07 687 2-35:33
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Final Standings 1968-10-14 26.4 42.4
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Race One 1968-10-14 11.7
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Race Two 1968-10-15 0.0 2-01:39
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Race Three 1968-10-16 3.0
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Race Four 1968-10-17 16.0
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Race Five 1968-10-19 5.7
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Race Six 1968-10-20 3.0
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Sailing Denmark DEN Race Seven 1968-10-21 3.0
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