Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988
#15 Sailing Multihull (Tornado)
Los Angeles 1984
Games Results Sport Event
Los Angeles 1984
#4 Sailing Multihull (Tornado)
Munich 1972
Games Results Sport Event
Munich 1972
#13 Sailing Three Person Keelboat (Soling)
Mexico City 1968
Games Results Sport Event
Mexico City 1968
#4 Sailing Two Person Keelboat (Star)
Rome 1960
Games Results Sport Event
Rome 1960
#1
Sailing One Person Dinghy (Finn)
Melbourne 1956
Games Results Sport Event
Melbourne 1956
#1
Sailing One Person Dinghy (Finn)
Helsinki 1952
Games Results Sport Event
Helsinki 1952
#1
Sailing One Person Dinghy (Finn)
London 1948
Games Results Sport Event
London 1948
#1
Sailing One Person Dinghy (Firefly)

Paul ELVSTROM

Denmark
Sailing
Height
182 cm / 6'0''
Weight
85 kg / 187 pounds
Birth date
25 Feb 1928 Maglegård, Denmark
Gender
Male

Number of medals

4 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

8 Olympic Games

Paul ELVSTROM biography

Denmark’s Paul Elvstrøm is one of history’s greatest Olympians, winner of four consecutive individual yachting gold medals, and who competed as a yachtsman in eight Games over a 40-year period. He won the Firefly yachting class in 1948 and the Finn monotype class in 1952, 1956 and 1960 and was the first competitor in any sport to win individual gold medals at four successive Games. After being a reserve on the Danish team in 1964, he then competed in 1968 and 1972 without winning a medal. Elvstrøm also competed in 1984 and 1988 when his daughter, Trine, crewed for him, making them the first father/daughter combo to have competed together at the Olympics. Trine and Paul Elvstrøm were European champions in the Tornado class in 1983-84. Another daughter, Stine, was substitute for the Olympic team in 1988.Paul also won 13 World Championships in seven different monotype sailing classes. Paul Elvstrøm is one of a small group of Olympic athletes to have competed over a 40-year span.

Athletes