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Turn- og Idrettslaget National is a
Norwegian Norwegian, Norwayan, or Norsk may refer to: *Something of, from, or related to Norway, a country in northwestern Europe *Norwegians, both a nation and an ethnic group native to Norway *Demographics of Norway *The Norwegian language, including the ...

Norwegian
sports club from
Sarpsborg Sarpsborg ( or ), historically Borg, is a city A city is a large human settlement.Goodall, B. (1987) ''The Penguin Dictionary of Human Geography''. London: Penguin.Kuper, A. and Kuper, J., eds (1996) ''The Social Science Encyclopedia''. 2nd ed ...

Sarpsborg
,
Østfold Østfold is a traditional region, a former Counties of Norway, county and a current electoral district in southeastern Norway. It borders Akershus and southwestern Sweden (Västra Götaland County and Värmland), while Buskerud and Vestfold are ...
. It has sections for
figure skating Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, pairs, or groups perform on figure skate Figure skates are a type of ice skate Ice skates are metal blades attached underfoot and used to propel the bearer across a sheet of ice while ice skat ...

figure skating
,
sport wrestling Sport pertains to any form of Competition, competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maintain or improve physical ability and Skill, skills while providing enjoyment to participants and, in some cases, entertainment to spectato ...
and
weightlifting Weightlifting may refer to: * Olympic weightlifting, a sport of lifting a weighted barbell over the head, using the snatch and clean-and-jerk styles of lifts; officially called "weightlifting" * Powerlifting, a sport consisting of three types of b ...
. The club was founded on 30 November 1905. As the name indicates,
gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport Sport pertains to any form of competitive Competition is a rivalry A rivalry is the state of two people or groups engaging in a lasting competitive relationship. Rivalry is the "against each other" spirit bet ...

gymnastics
and
athletics Athletics may refer to: Sports * Sport of athletics, a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking ** Track and field, a sub-category of the above sport * Athletics (physical culture), competitio ...
were among its first sports, together with
boxing Boxing is a combat sport A combat sport, or fighting sport, is a competitive contact sport that usually involves one-on-one combat. In many combat sports, a contestant wins by scoring more points than the opponent or by disabling the opponent ...
, wrestling, skating and later
team handball Handball (also known as team handball, European handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport A team sport includes any sport Sport pertains to any form of Competition, competitive physical activity or game that aims to use, maint ...
. Skilled wrestlers include world championship runner-up
Einar Pettersen Einar Pettersen was a Norwegian sport wrestling, sport wrestler. He represented the club TIL National. He won a silver medal at the 1922 World Wrestling Championships. He was awarded the King's Cup at the national championships in 1927. Referenc ...
, European champion
Sven Martinsen Sven Martinsen (28 September 1900 – 9 September 1968) was a Norway, Norwegian sport wrestling, sport wrestler. He was born in Porvoo, Finland, and represented the Sarpsborg club TIL National. He won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at ...
and Nordic champion Walfred Solberg. Well-known athletes include Olympians Rolf Hansen and Reidar Sørlie. Olympic medalists in gymnastics include , Arthur Rydstrøm,
Oscar Olstad Hans Oscar Olsen Olstad (22 June 1887 – 2 April 1977) was a Norway, Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He was part of the Norwegian gymnastics team, which won the bronze medal in the gymnastics men's team, Swedish sys ...
,
Petter Martinsen Petter Marentius Martinsen (14 May 1887 – 27 December 1972) was a Norway, Norwegian gymnast who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He was part of the Norwegian team, which won the gold medal in the gymnastics men's team, free system event ...

Petter Martinsen
, and Asbjørn Bodahl.


References

Sports teams in Norway Sport in Østfold Sarpsborg Sports clubs established in 1905 1905 establishments in Norway Defunct athletics clubs in Norway {{Norway-sport-team-stub