Sven A. Eklund

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Sven A. Eklund
Born Sven Axel Eklund
3 December 1916[1]
Died 1997 (80 years)[1]
Team
Curling club Åredalens CK
Skip John-Allan Månsson
Third Curt Jonsson
Second Gustav Larsson
Lead Magnus Berge
Alternate Sven A. Eklund


Sven Axel Eklund (1916–1997) was the Alternate on the Åredalens CK curling team (from Åre, Sweden) during the World Curling Championships known as the 1963 Scotch Cup.[2] He later became the captain of the Swedish national curling team and also president of the International Curling Association.[3] In 1966 he was awarded with the Swedish award Svenska Curlingförbundets Guldmedalj by the national curling association.[4] In 1982 he was awarded with the Elmer Freytag Award.[5]

Sven A. Eklund was the father of actress Britt Ekland.[3] He was also active in the curling club Fjällgårdens CK.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

In 1968 Eklund produced the Swedish curling manual Curling.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Landslagsspelare genom tiderna – Herrar". Idrottonline.se. Retrieved 16 February 2014. (Swedish)
  2. ^ "Eklund, Sven A". Worldcurling.org.
  3. ^ a b Lester, Peter (1980): "All Is Vanity". People.com. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  4. ^ "GULDMEDALJÖRER". Idrott.se. Retrieved 16 February 2014. (Swedish)
  5. ^ "World Curling Hall of Fame". Worldcurling.org. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  6. ^ "Curling". Libris.kb.se. Retrieved 16 February 2014. (Swedish)