Niels Holst-Sørensen

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Niels Holst-Sørensen
Niels Holst-Sørensen 1946.jpg
Niels Holst-Sørensen in 1946
Chief of the Royal Danish Air Force
In office
1 January 1970 – 26 May 1982
Preceded byH. J. Pagh
Succeeded byP. Thorsen
Personal details
Born (1922-12-19) 19 December 1922 (age 100)
Sønder Felding, Herning, Denmark
Hjørdis Christiansen (m. 1947)
Military service
Allegiance Denmark
Branch/service Royal Danish Army
 Royal Danish Air Force
Years of service1941–1987
RankMajor General
Sports career
Personal information
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Event(s)400 m, 800 m
ClubKøbenhavns Idræts Forening
Sports achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m – 47,6 (1944)
800 m – 1:48.9 (1943)[1]

Niels Holst-Sørensen (born 19 December 1922) is a Danish former athlete and air force officer. He was the commander-in-chief of the Royal Danish Air Force between 1970 until 1982. He was Denmark's military representative to NATO between 1982 until 1986.[2] He won gold and silver medals at the 1946 European Athletics Championships. He was a member of the International Olympic Committee from 1977 to 2002.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Niels Holst-Sørensen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mr Niels HOLST-SØRENSEN". Archived from the original on 20 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018.