Egil Danielsen

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Egil Danielsen in Oslo in 1953.

Egil Danielsen (9 November 1933 – 29 July 2019) was a Norwegian javelin thrower. He was born in Hamar, Norway. He competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics. He won the gold medal in 1956.[1] Danielsen set a new world record at 85.71 m and won the gold medal. He could never reproduce that throw.[2] For his Olympic victory and world record Danielsen was selected Norwegian Sportsperson of the Year in 1956.[3]

He retired after the 1960 Olympics and focused on his family and work at the Hamar Fire Brigade.[3] In the 2000s he was a minor political candidate for the Norwegian Pensioner Party.[4]

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  1. Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw Archived 4 July 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. Egil Danielsen Archived 2020-04-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Zablocki, Wojciech (January 2000). "Setting the record straight" (PDF). Journal of Olympic History: 8–10. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-25. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  4. Statistics Norway (2005). "Storting Election 2005. Official electoral lists, by county". Storting Election 2005. Archived from the original on 2 July 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2007.