|Full name||Pär Arvidsson|
February 27, 1960 |
Pär Arvidsson (born February 27, 1960 in Finspång) was a butterfly swimmer from Sweden. He won the 100 m butterfly at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, after having set the world record in the same event a couple of months earlier in Austin, Texas. He held the record until April 1981.
Between 1976 and 1983 he became Swedish champion 22 times.
He held the Swedish record in the 200 butterfly until 2008.
After Graduating from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in economics he attended and graduated from Harvard Business School.
Long course (50 m)
|100 m butterfly||54.15||11 Apr 1980||-||Austin, TX, United States|
|200 m butterfly||2:00.42||18 Aug 1979||US Summer Nationals||Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States|
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; † – en route to final mark; tt – time trial
|Men's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (long course)
April 11, 1980 – April 3, 1981
Mark D. Herrmann
Donald J. Paige
Ronald K. Perry
Randy Lee Schleusener
|NCAA Top Five Award
Class of 1982
Par J. Arvidsson
Kenneth W. Sims
Richard J. Giusto
Charles F. Kiraly
David R. Rimington
- http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/ar/par-arvidsson-1.html at Sports Reference
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