Lars Haglund

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Lars Gösta Haglund
Born (1940-05-22) May 22, 1940 (age 74)
Occupation Athlete
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 251 pounds (114 kg)

Lars Gösta Haglund (born in Stockholm on May 22, 1940)[1]) is a retired male discus thrower from Sweden. He represented his native country at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan,[1] where he had three false tries in the preliminary round. Haglund is best known for winning the gold medal in the men's discus event at the 1965 Summer Universiade in Budapest.

Competition record
Discus
Competitor for  Sweden
Olympic Games
Qualified 1964 Summer Olympic Games
Universiade
Gold 1965 Summer Universiade
British National Championships (AAA)[2]
1st 1965

Biography[edit]

Lars Gösta Haglund was born in Stockholm on May 22, 1940. He came to prominence by winning the gold medal in the men's discus event at the 1965 Summer Universiade in Budapest. He had already represented his country at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, where he had three false tries in the preliminary round. Haglund also won the 1965 British AAA Athletics Championships in 1965. His personal best was 62.86m thrown in 1974.[1]

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