Gehnäll Persson

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Gehnäll Persson
Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Equestrian
Olympic Games
Gold 1952 Helsinki Dressage, Team
Gold 1956 Stockholm Dressage, Team

Gehnäll Persson (21 August 1910 – 16 July 1976) was a Swedish equestrian and Olympic champion.

Biography[edit]

Persson was disqualified from the dressage events at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, after a member of the French team lodged a protest that Persson was not a commissioned officer, but only a Fanjunkare.[1]

He won a gold medal in team dressage at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, together with Henri Saint Cyr and Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr..[2]

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Stockholm he received another gold medal, with the same team members that won in 1952.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynch, Steven. "Who was disqualified from his event at the Olympics because he wasn't of sufficiently high rank in the army?". www.espn.co.uk. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "1952 Summer Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Equestrian"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 23 April 2008)
  3. ^ "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Equestrian"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 23 April 2008)
  4. ^ "Gehnäll Persson". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 December 2008.