Sören Sjösten

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Sören Sjösten
Soren Sjosten portrait.jpg
Personal information
Nationality  Sweden
Date of birth 12 December 1938
Place of birth    Krylbo, Sweden
Date of death    1999
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Folkare MK (SWE)
Vargarna (SWE)
Belle Vue Aces
Masarna (SWE)
Bysarna (SWE)
Birmingham Brummies
1958-1959
1960-1968
1962-1964, 1967-1975
1969-1970, 1979
1971-1978
1976
Individual honours
Swedish Junior Champion 1959
Team honours
World Team Cup Winner
World Pairs Champion
Swedish League Champion
Swedish Pairs Champion
British League Champion
British League KO Cup Winner
1962, 1964, 1970
1974
1960, 1961, 1971, 1972, 1975
1964, 1968, 1977
1970, 1971, 1972
1972, 1973, 1975

Sören Willy Ernfrid Sjösten (born 12 December 1938,[1] Krylbo, Sweden, died 1999)[2] was a motorcycle speedway rider. He won the world pairs championship in 1974 with Anders Michanek and became world team champion three times representing Sweden, in 1962, 1964 and 1970. Sjösten also appeared in six individual World Championship Finals with two bronze medals as best result. Both third places was received after losing race-off heats for silver medal, the first time to Barry Briggs and the second time to Ivan Mauger[3]

Sjösten rode for Masarna, Vargarna and Bysarna in the Swedish leagues and for Belle Vue Aces in the British league. An excellent starter, he was renowned for having a 'wild' style of riding with the rear of the bike sliding further out on the bends than is usual and was often considered rough on his opponents.[4]

He retired after his brother Christer was killed in a meeting in Brisbane, Australia[5] in 1979.

Soren Sjosten

World final appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan OBE, MBE (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  2. ^ "Sören Sjösten" (in Swedish). Katrineholms-Kuriren. 1999-04-16. 
  3. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
  4. ^ "Kolstybben - Sören Sjösten". 2007-05-19. 
  5. ^ "Motorsport Memorial". 

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