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Axel Norling

Full name: Karl Axel Patrik Norling
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: April 16, 1884 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 7, 1964 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE) / Stockholms KK, Stockholm (SWE) / KFUM GA, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Gymnastics, Tug-Of-War, Diving

Related Olympians: Brother of Daniel Norling.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Axel Norling competed in three Olympic Games, in three different sports, winning medals at each Games. In 1906 at Athina, he competed in high diving, finishing only 16th, but he also helped Sweden win a bronze medal in tug-of-war. At the 1908 and 1912 Olympics Norling won gold medals in team gymnastics. His brother, [Daniel Norling], also won team gymnastics gold medals in 1908 and 1912, and then won another gold medal in equestrian show jumping team at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. Axel Norling was a qualified engineer, who eventually became director and head of the Marine Division for A-B Separator (later Alfa Laval).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 22 Athina Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1906 Summer 22 Athina Diving Men's Platform Sweden SWE 16
1908 Summer 24 London Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around, Swedish System Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1906 Summer 22 Athina Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE Round One Match #2 2 1906-04-30 Omas Helliniki P. S. 2, SWE 0
1906 Summer 22 Athina Tug-Of-War Sweden SWE Final Round Match #2 1 1906-04-30 SWE 2, AUT 0

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1906 Summer 22 Athina Diving Sweden Final Standings 16 127.4

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1908 Summer 24 London Gymnastics Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 438

Men's Team All-Around, Swedish System

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Gymnastics Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 937.46
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