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Birger Nilsen

Full name: Birger Nicolai (-Berger Nickolai) Nilsen (Nielsen-, -Nelsen)
Gender: Male
Born: July 23, 1881 in Kragerø, Telemark, Norway
Died: June 1981 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Affiliations: Brooklyn Norwegier Turnverein,
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Gymnastics

Biography

Birger Nilsen competed in four events at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics. He competed in the individual all-around (82nd); the individual all-around, apparatus work (85th); the individual all-around, field sports (67th); and the team all-around, apparatus work and field sports (6th). Nilsen represented the Brooklyn Norwegier Turnverein. Nilsen was born in Norway and was still a Norwegian citizen, as late as when he registered for the US military draft for World War I. He worked in the US as a carpenter. In official sources, his name is listed in various ways – Birger, Berger, Bergin, and Nilsen, Nielsen, Nelsen.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around Norway NOR 82
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around, Field Sports Norway NOR 67
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work Norway NOR 85
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Norwegier Turnverein, Brooklyn NOR 6

Men's Individual All-Around

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D(ft)
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Final Standings 82 50.45
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Parallel Bars NP 7.91
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Horizontal Bar NP 9.54
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Side Horse NP 8.60
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway 100 yards 65T 7.0 12.2
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Long Jump 62T 8.8 16.8
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Shot Put 63 8.6 27.2

Men's Individual All-Around, Field Sports

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T D(ft)
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Final Standings 67 24.4
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway 100 yards 65T 7.0 12.2
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Long Jump 62T 8.8 16.8
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Shot Put 63 8.6 27.2

Men's Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Final Standings 85 26.05
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Parallel Bars NP 7.91
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Horizontal Bar NP 9.54
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norway Side Horse NP 8.60

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP AP 1cP LJP SPP
1904 Summer 22 St. Louis Gymnastics Norwegier Turnverein, Brooklyn NOR Final Standings 6 338.00 26.05 7.0 8.8 8.6
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