Ingeborg Sjöqvist

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Ingeborg Sjöqvist
Medal record
Women's diving
Competitor for  Sweden
European Championships
Silver 1931 Paris Platform
Silver 1934 Magdeburg Platform

Ingeborg Maria Sjöqvist-Ingers (born 19 April 1912) is a Swedish diver who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

She was born in Kalmar. In 1932 she finished fourth in the 10 metre platform event in Los Angeles, where she was the only female member of Sweden's national team.[1] Four years later she finished ninth in the 10 metre platform competition.

Later in life she recalled that because her home town's diving board was 3m shorter than regulation she had to stand on a built-up scaffold to train for her 10m event in Los Angeles.[1]

She turned 100 in April 2012 and is Sweden's oldest living former Olympian.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Michael Stothard (June 9, 2012). "The Olympians: Ingeborg Sjöqvist, Sweden". Financial TImes Magazine. 
  2. ^ ""Kickan" är äldre än Stockholms-OS". Swedish Olympic Committee. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-04-20.  (Swedish)

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