Evy Palm

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Evy Gunilla Palm (born January 31, 1942 in Lidköping, Västra Götaland) is a female athlete from Sweden, who competes in the long-distance events.[1] She represented her native country at the 1988 Summer Olympics, finishing in 24th place in the women's marathon at the age of 46. In the lead up to the Olympics, she set the current Masters W45 World Record in the 10,000 metres. Palm is a three-time winner of the Stockholm Marathon.

She won the City-Pier-City Loop half marathon in the Hague in 1988.[2]

Records[edit]

Her Swedish half marathon records:[3]

  • 44 years 1.12.11 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Gothenburg 86-05-10
  • 46 " 1.11.18 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Östnor 88-07-16 VSM
  • 48 " 1.16.23 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Skellefteå 90-07-14 VSM
  • 49 " 1.12.36 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Haag HOL 91-03-24
  • 55 " 1.25.08 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Gothenburg 97-05-24
  • 56 " 1.27.37 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Gothenburg 98-05-16

Her Swedish marathon records:[3]

  • 44 years 2.32.47 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Boston USA 86-04-21
  • 45 " 2.35.14 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Stockholm 87-05-30
  • 46 " 2.31.35 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 London GBR 88-04-17
  • 47 " 2.31.05 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 London GBR 89-04-23
  • 48 " 2.38.00 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 New York USA 90-11-04
  • 55 " 3.05.39 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Stockholm 97-06-07 SM
  • 56 " 3.04.27 Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Stockholm 98-06-07 SM
  • 61 " 3.24.52N Evy Palm Mölndals AIK 31jan42 Stockholm 03-06-14

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sweden
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 41st Marathon 2:51:49
1986 Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:34:42
European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 19th 10,000 m 33:00.96
1987 Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:35:14
World Championships Rome, Italy 21st Marathon 2:44:41
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 24th Marathon 2:34:41
1989 Stockholm Marathon Stockholm, Sweden 1st Marathon 2:33:26

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