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Magnus Konow

Full name: Magnus Andreas Thulstrup Clasen Konow
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Born: September 1, 1887 in Melsomvik, Stokke, Vestfold, Norway
Died: August 25, 1972 in San Remo, Imperia, Italy
Affiliations: KNS, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Father of Karsten Konow; Father-in-law of Ragnar Hargreaves; Father-in-law of Lars Musæus.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Magnus Konow took part in six Olympic Games between 1908 and 1948, winning two gold medals in 1912 and 1920 and one silver in 1936, and never placing worse than fourth. In 1936 he sailed together with his son [Karsten] and in 1948 with his two sons-in-law [Ragnar Hargreaves] and [Lars Musæus]. Konow also won the Gold Trophy five times and four times won the One-Tonner-Cup, winning the last of the latter in 1957 at age 70. As a student he joined the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS) in 1907 and was later a board member for two terms and vice chairman from 1937-40. He also fostered several technical improvements in sailing. As a young man Konow also practiced ski jumping and rowing.

After graduating Konow started learning paper production, then went to Buenos Aires to start an import business. He then returned to Norway, running an import-export business in Christiania (now Oslo). He became particularly successful as a co-founder and owner of A/S Rosshavet in Sandefjord with a license to hunt whales in the Antarctic Ross Sea. He even participated in whaling expeditions and shot several whales himself. During World War II, Konow, who married three times, emigrated to the United States and became an American citizen.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Sailing Mixed 8 metres Fram NOR 4
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Sailing Mixed 12 metres Magda IX NOR 1 Gold
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Sailing Mixed 8 metres Sildra-1 NOR 1 Gold
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Mixed 8 metres Noreg NOR 4T
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Mixed 6 metres Lully II NOR 2 Silver
1948 Summer 60 London Sailing Mixed 6 metres Apache NOR 4

Mixed 6 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Lully II NOR Final Standings 1936-08-04 66
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Lully II NOR Race One 1936-08-04
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Lully II NOR Race Two 1936-08-04 12 2-02:50
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Lully II NOR Race Three 1936-08-04 9 1-59:57
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Lully II NOR Race Four 1936-08-04 11 3-11:03
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Lully II NOR Race Five 1936-08-04 10 2-31:52
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Lully II NOR Race Six 1936-08-04 12 2-29:54
1936 Summer 48 Berlin Sailing Lully II NOR Race Seven 1936-08-04 12 2-08:17
1948 Summer 60 London Sailing Apache NOR Final Standings 1948-08-03 3,217
1948 Summer 60 London Sailing Apache NOR Race One 1948-08-03 239 2-55:54
1948 Summer 60 London Sailing Apache NOR Race Three 1948-08-05 188 2-23:00
1948 Summer 60 London Sailing Apache NOR Race Four 1948-08-06 443 2-26:21
1948 Summer 60 London Sailing Apache NOR Race Five 1948-08-10 841 2-04:04
1948 Summer 60 London Sailing Apache NOR Race Six 1948-08-11 841 2-57:33
1948 Summer 60 London Sailing Apache NOR Race Seven 1948-08-12 665 2-26:41

Mixed 8 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date W PTS T MO
1908 Summer 20 London Sailing Fram NOR Final Standings 1908-07-27 0 4
1908 Summer 20 London Sailing Fram NOR Race One 1908-07-27 4-07:30
1908 Summer 20 London Sailing Fram NOR Race Two 1908-07-28 4-35:15
1908 Summer 20 London Sailing Fram NOR Race Three 1908-07-29 4-57:10
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Sailing Sildra-1 NOR Final Standings 1920-07-07 3
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Sailing Sildra-1 NOR Race One 1920-07-07 1-41:11
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Sailing Sildra-1 NOR Race Two 1920-07-08 1-32:22
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Sailing Sildra-1 NOR Race Three 1920-07-09 1-27:41
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Noreg NOR Final Standings 1928-08-02 1 2nd, 1 3rd, 1 4th, 1 5th, 1 6th, 1 8th
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Noreg NOR Race One 1928-08-02 3-56:36
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Noreg NOR Race Two 1928-08-03 [2-35:11]
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Noreg NOR Race Three 1928-08-04
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Noreg NOR Race Four 1928-08-05
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Noreg NOR Race Five 1928-08-07 3-03:36
1928 Summer 40 Amsterdam Sailing Noreg NOR Race Six 1928-08-08 3-12:39

Mixed 12 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Sailing Magda IX NOR Final Standings 1912-07-20 14
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Sailing Magda IX NOR Race One 1912-07-20 3-17:17
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Sailing Magda IX NOR Race Two 1912-07-21 3-32:00
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