Charles Sorum

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarl Thorbjørn "Charles"•Sorum (Sørum-)
Used nameCharles•Sorum
Born11 March 1867 in Oslo, Oslo (NOR)
Died18 August 1935 in Brooklyn, New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsBrooklyn Norwegier Turnverein, Brooklyn (USA)
NOC United States


Charles Sorum competed in four events at the 1904 St. Louis Olympics. He competed in the individual all-around (37th); the individual all-around, apparatus work (31st); the individual all-around, field sports (72nd); and the team all-around, apparatus work and field sports (6th). Sorum represented the Brooklyn Norwegier Turnverein. Sorum was born in Oslo, Norway, but came to the US in 1892 and was naturalized as a US citizen in March 1900. He was born as Carl Thorbjørn Sørum, but in America used the name Charles Sorum.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Charles Sorum
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 37
Individual All-Around, Field Sports, Men (Olympic) 72
Individual All-Around, Apparatus Work, Men (Olympic) 31
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Norwegier Turnverein, Brooklyn 6