Gunnar Lindström

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Sweden
Silver 1924 Paris Javelin throw
Lindström in 1924

Nils Gunnar Lindström (11 February 1896 – 6 October 1951) was a Swedish athlete who competed mainly in the 1920 Summer Olympics, in the 1924 Summer Olympics, and in the 1928 Summer Olympics in javelin throw.

He was born and died in Eksjö and was the older brother of Elof Lindström.

In 1920 he finished sixth in the javelin throw event.

Four years later in the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France he won the silver medal in the javelin throw competition. In the same year, 1924, he set the world record in his hometown Eksjö (66,62 m) and improved his mark in 1925 (67,31 m).

His last Olympic appearance was in 1928 when he finished 14th in the javelin throw event.

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Preceded by
Finland Jonni Myyrä
Men's Javelin World Record Holder
12 December 1924 – 1 October 1927
Succeeded by
Finland Eino Penttilä