Bernhoff Hansen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBernhoff (Bernhof-) Otelius•Hansen
Used nameBernhoff•Hansen
Born17 August 1877 in Rognan, Saltdal, Nordland (NOR)
Died22 December 1950 in Smithtown, New York (USA)
Measurements173 cm
AffiliationsBrooklyn Norwegier Turnverein, Brooklyn (USA)
NOC United States
Nationality Norway
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Bernhoff Hansen won three matches at the 1904 Olympics, all by falls, the first of which took him only 23 seconds. Although still a Norwegian national in 1904, Hansen represented the Brooklyn Norwegian Turnverein, an American club, at the Olympics, which doubled in 1904 as the AAU tournament. In 1905 he defended his AAU title for his only other US championship.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1904 Summer Olympics Wrestling USA NOR Bernhoff Hansen
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold