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Factbox: Olaf Tufte, Olympic gold medalist in men's single sculls
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19:40, August 16, 2008

Factbox on Norway's Olaf Tufte, who won the Olympic rowing gold in the men's single sculls on Saturday.

Age: 32 (27 April, 1976)

Place of birth: Tonsberg, Norway

Career achivement:

Gold, single sculls, 2001 world championships

Bronze, single sculls, 2002 world championships

Gold, single sculls, 2003 world championships

Silver, single sculls, 2005 world championships

4th place, single Sculls, 2006 world championships

Bronze, single sculls, 2007 world championships

Previous Olympic results:

Silver, double sculls, Sydney

Gold, single sculls, Athens 

Tufte started as a strong favorite at the Beijing Games as the defending Olympic champion. He started rowing at age 14 and during Norway's long, cold and dark winter he skis cross-country to stay in shape.

Source: Xinhua

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