Inger Nordbø

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameInger•Nordbø (Kragh-)
Used nameInger•Nordbø
Born27 June 1915 in København (Copenhagen) (DEN)
Died29 November 2004 in Oslo (NOR)
AffiliationsOslo IL, Oslo (NOR)
NOC Norway


Born in København (Copenhagen), Inger Nordbø won two bronze medals in the European Swimming Championships in 1934, in the 200 m breaststroke and platform diving. In 1935, she married a Norwegian and received Norwegian citizenship the same year. It was the start of an amazing Norwegian aquatic career. She won 54 Norwegian championships in diving and two more in breaststroke in the period 1936-1963. In addition she won seven Danish national titles in diving. She was Nordic champion four times, and participated in two Olympic games, 1936 and 1948.

After her over 30-year diving career, she worked hard to introduce synchronized (artistic) swimming in Norway, and was on the team that won the national championships in 1970, aged 55. Inger Nordbø worked as a gymnastics teacher in Oslo until her retirement. She was appointed an honorary member of the club Oslo Idrettslag, and died in 2004, aged 89.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) NOR Inger Nordbø
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 11
Platform, Women (Olympic) 12
1948 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) NOR Inger Nordbø
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 15
Platform, Women (Olympic) 13

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