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Martin Nordenström

Full name: Sven Alvar Martin Nordenström
Gender: Male
Born: December 9, 1888 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: May 2, 1945 in Hydra, Notio Aigaio, Greece
Affiliations: I18 IF, Västerås (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Fencing


In 1916, Martin Nordenström moved with his family to Paris, France, where he worked as a physiotherapist until the outbreak of World War II. He returned to his home country, and, as a captain in the reserves was called up for duty. In 1942, he joined the International Red Cross, and joined a mission to occupied Greece. For nearly three years, Nordenström assisted the inhabitants of several islands, notably the two Cyclades islands Tinos and Syros, visiting the islands in his sailing boat. He continued his work even after the islands were liberated in 1944. On what was supposed to be his last visit prior to returning home, Nordenström embarked on the ferry Spercheios, a former Norwegian whaler. The ship, overloaded with passengers, capsized just north of Cape Zourva, killing more than 80 of its passengers, including Nordenström.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Sweden SWE 5 p7 r2/4

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BL BW
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Fencing Sweden SWE Quarter-Finals Pool Seven 5 1912-07-17 4
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Fencing Sweden SWE Round One Pool Eight 3 1912-07-16 2 2
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