John Mikaelsson

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John Mikaelsson
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Sweden
Olympic Games
Gold 1948 London 10 kilometre walk
Gold 1952 Helsinki 10 kilometre walk
John Mikaelsson

John Frederik Mikaelsson (6 December 1913 – 16 June 1987) was a Swedish athlete who mainly competed in the 10 kilometer walk.

He competed for Sweden at the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain where he won the gold medal in the men's 10 kilometer walk leading to a Swedish sweep of the gold medals in race walking after John Ljunggren won the 50 kilometre.

At the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki, Finland he managed his own double by winning his second and the last 10 kilometre walk in the Olympics before it became the 20 kilometre walk four years later.


Records
Preceded by
Germany Fritz Bleiweiss
Men's 20km Walk World Record Holder
30 May 1937 – 5 June 1955
Succeeded by
Czechoslovakia Josef Doležal