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Arne Serck-Hanssen

Full name: Arne Serck-Hanssen
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: February 28, 1925 in Løkken Verk, Meldal, Sør-Trøndelag, Norway
Died: November 27, 2014 in Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Affiliations: Christiania Roklub, Oslo (NOR)
Country: NOR Norway
Sport: Rowing


Arne Serck-Hanssen grew up in Oslo and competed in ski jumping and cross-country skiing as a youngster. During World War II he joined the Norwegian resistance movement, but was arrested and sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp in Germany. One year after his release, in 1946, he won his first rowing national championship, and was selected as stroke for the coxed four from Christiania Roklub at the 1948 London Olympics. He later studied medicine at Durham University in England, and stroked his University team to win an English University Championship. After finishing his medical studies, he settled in Oslo as a doctor.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing Men's Coxed Fours Norway NOR 2 h1 r3/5

Men's Coxed Fours

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing Norway NOR Quarter-Finals Heat One 7:34.7
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing Norway NOR Round One Repêchage Heat Two 7:04.4
1948 Summer 23 London Rowing Norway NOR Round One Heat Six 6:58.9
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