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Harald Natvig

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 5
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHarald•Natvig
Used nameHarald•Natvig
Born10 June 1872 in Stavanger (NOR)
Died1 August 1947 in Hjerkinn, Dovre (NOR)
AffiliationsChristiania Skytterlag, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway

Biography

Harald Natvig was a Norwegian physician. In 1890 he became a student at the Kristiansand Cathedral School. In 1900 he was employed as a mining doctor in Bossmo. From 1903-05 Natvig prepared his dissertation at the Barnbördshuset in Helsinki. He earned his PhD in 1906, becoming a specialist in gynecology, and later served as a doctor in Bergen (1905-07) and Christiania (Oslo, 1908-13). Natvig visited several European countries to see the respective hospitals and worked as surgeon during the First Balkan War (1912-13) and in Finland during the Civil War in 1918. He documented the war in photographs that are also seen in historical works about the war and in various exhibitions. With the establishment of the Oslo Municipal Clinic for Women in 1930, Natvig became its first physician, remaining in this position until 1938. He repudiated abortion for humanitarian and social reasons.

In addition to his two gold and a bronze medal in Antwerpen Natvig won one additional gold and one silver medal in Paris in 1924. In 1931, he won the World Championship with the Norwegian team in the running dear, double shot event.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting NOR Harald Natvig
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Norway 1 Gold
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Norway 1 Gold
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Norway =7
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting NOR Harald Natvig
Running Target, Single Shot, Men (Olympic) =7
Running Target, Single Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Norway 1 Gold
Running Target, Double Shot, Men (Olympic) =9
Running Target, Double Shot, Team, Men (Olympic) Norway 2 Silver
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Norway 7

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