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Odd Roar Lofterød

Full name: Odd Roar Lofterød
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: April 8, 1947 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Died: September 14, 2012 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: KNS, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Brother of Bjørn Lofterød.

Biography

Odd Roar grew up with his brother Bjørn by the sea in Oslo, and started competitive sailing at the age of 11. He continued sailing until 2010 when he was 63-years-old. During his career he competed in many different classes, but it was in the Flying Dutchman and Star that he had his greatest success – on many occasions with his brother. Odd Roar was selected to compete in the Soling Class at the 1980 Moskva Olympics, but unfortunately for him Norway boycotted the Games.

After no success in the half-tonners World Championship Lofterød had greater success in 1987 in the one-tonner World Championship, this time as a helmsman for [Crown Prince Harald]’s boat Fram V. The crew were crowned champions, one of the biggest achievements in Norwegian sailing history.

Lofterød imported Laser boats for business early in his private life, and helped this class of boat become very popular in Norway. He lived for many years in Switzerland building the family business Odlo, which became one of the best-known producers of sportswear in Europe.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy Norway NOR 5
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Mixed Two Person Keelboat Norway NOR 15

Mixed Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Final Standings 1972-08-29 101.0 121.0
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race One 1972-08-29 20.0 2-57:57
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Two 1972-08-30 20.0 2-54:50
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Three 1972-08-31 18.0 2-36:32
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Four 1972-09-01 15.0 2-21:51
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Five 1972-09-04 18.0 2-25:23
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Six 1972-09-05 17.0 3-12:00
1972 Summer 25 München Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Seven 1972-09-08 13.0 2-41:28

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Final Standings 1968-10-14 52.4 88.4
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race One 1968-10-14 3.0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Two 1968-10-15 3.0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Three 1968-10-16 13.0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Four 1968-10-17 11.7
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Five 1968-10-19 11.7
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Six 1968-10-20 36.0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Sailing Norway NOR Bjørn Lofterød Race Seven 1968-10-21 10.0
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