Arne Borg

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Arne Borg
Boy Charlton and Arne Borg 1928.jpg
Arne Borg (right) and his long-term rival Boy Charlton at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Claes Arne Borg
Born (1901-08-18)18 August 1901
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 7 November 1987(1987-11-07) (aged 86)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club Stockholms KK

Claes Arne Borg (18 August 1901 – 7 November 1987) was a Swedish swimmer. He is best known for breaking 32 world records and winning five Olympic medals in the 1920s. In 1926 Borg won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal, shared with Edvin Wide. Next year, at the 1927 European Championships, he set a new world record in the 1500 m at 19:07.2 which stood for nearly 11 years. Besides swimming, Borg also won a European silver medal in water polo in 1926. His twin brother Åke was also an Olympic medalist in swimming.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arne Borg. sports-reference.com
Records
Preceded by
Canada George Hodgson
Men's 1500 metres freestyle
world record holder (long course)

8 July 1923 – 15 July 1924
Succeeded by
Australia Boy Charlton
Preceded by
Australia Boy Charlton
Men's 1500 metres freestyle
world record holder (long course)

18 August 1926 – 10 August 1938
Succeeded by
Japan Tomikatsu Amano
Awards
Preceded by
Sten Pettersson
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
with Edvin Wide

1926
Succeeded by
Sven Salén