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Sven Martinsen (28 September 1900 – 9 September 1968) was a Norwegian sport wrestler. He was born in
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, and represented the Sarpsborg club
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. He won a gold medal in
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at the 1929 European Wrestling Championships, a silver medal in 1930 and a bronze medal in 1933. He competed at the
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and
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1900 births 1968 deaths Olympic wrestlers of Norway Wrestlers at the 1924 Summer Olympics Wrestlers at the 1928 Summer Olympics Norwegian male sport wrestlers 20th-century Norwegian people {{Norway-wrestling-bio-stub