Petrus Kastenman

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Petrus Kastenman
Medal record
Equestrian
Competitor for  Sweden
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Stockholm, Sweden Eventing, individual

Lars Petrus Ragnar Kastenman (15 August 1924 – 10 June 2013[1] was a Swedish equestrian and Olympic champion. He won an individual gold medal in eventing at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Stockholm.[2]

Kastenman was born in Bälinge, Nyköping, Södermanland. His career began at the age of 17, when he enlisted at K1 in Stockholm. From there, he was transferred to Skövde in 1949. In 1969, his family moved to Borgunda, where he built a championship eventing course. During the 1970s and 1980s, he was the national coach for juniors, young riders and pony riders, and also coach of the Norwegian and the Finnish national teams. At one time, he coached five different teams.[3] In his later years, he lived in a retirement home in Stenstorp, where he died on 10 June 2013 at the age of 88.[3] His surviving next of kin, are his 2 children Björn and Mimmi Kastenman and has 5 grandsons and 1 great-granddaughter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sok.se/5.1017605f109c54f786580008796.html (Swedish))
  2. ^ "Petrus Kastenman". SR/Olympic Sports. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b <http://www.skovdenyheter.se/nyhet/58541/petrus-kastenman-har-avlidit (Swedish)