Sweden at the 1956 Winter Olympics

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Sweden at the Olympic Games

Flag of Sweden
IOC code  SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (Swedish) (English)
At the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo
Competitors 58 (50 men, 8 women) in 8 sports
Flag bearer Bror Östman, Ski Jumping
Medals
Rank: 6
Gold
2
Silver
4
Bronze
4
Total
10
Olympic history (summary)
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Intercalated Games
1906
Other related appearances
Youth Olympics Paralympics

Sweden competed at the 1956 Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Jernberg, SixtenSixten Jernberg Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Gold Ericsson, SigvardSigvard Ericsson Speed skating Men's 10,000m
 Silver Jernberg, SixtenSixten Jernberg Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Silver Jernberg, SixtenSixten Jernberg Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Silver Eriksson, BengtBengt Eriksson Nordic combined Men's individual
 Silver Ericsson, SigvardSigvard Ericsson Speed skating Men's 5000m
 Bronze Sollander, StigStig Sollander Alpine skiing Men's slalom
 Bronze Larsson, LennartLennart Larsson
Samuelsson, GunnarGunnar Samuelsson
Larsson, Per-ErikPer-Erik Larsson
Jernberg, SixtenSixten Jernberg
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 x 10 km relay
 Bronze Ruthström-Edström, SonjaSonja Ruthström-Edström Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Bronze Johansson, IrmaIrma Johansson
Eriksson, Anna-LisaAnna-Lisa Eriksson
Ruthström-Edström, SonjaSonja Ruthström-Edström
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Lars Mattsson Downhill 3:50.4 32
Stig Sollander 3:05.4 10
Hans Olofsson Giant Slalom DSQ
Olle Dalman 3:24.9 29
Åke Nilsson 3:21.4 20
Stig Sollander 3:17.1 16
Hans Olofsson Slalom DSQ DSQ
Åke Nilsson 1:39.8 29 1:57.5 11 3:37.3 14
Olle Dalman 1:34.2 20 2:03.4 (+0:05) 15 3:37.6 15
Stig Sollander 1:29.2 5 1:51.0 3 3:20.2 3
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vivi-Anne Wassdahl Downhill 2:08.0 42
Ingrid Englund 1:51.8 18
Eivor Berglund 1:51.6 15
Vivi-Anne Wassdahl Giant Slalom 2:06.4 31
Eivor Berglund 2:04.9 26
Ingrid Englund 2:04.5 25
Eivor Berglund Slalom DSQ DSQ
Ingrid Englund DSQ DSQ
Vivi-Anne Wassdahl 1:31.2 (+0:05) 35 59.6 8 2:30.8 28

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SWE-1 Olle Axelsson
Tryggve Sundström
Two-man 1:27.15 15 1:27.82 22 1:26.01 12 1:25.67 9 5:46.65 17
SWE-2 Sven Erbs
Walter Aronson
Two-man 2:29.66 23 1:25.01 11 DNF DNF
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SWE-1 Olle Axelsson
Ebbe Wallén
Sune Skagerling
Gunnar Åhs
Four-man 1:18.95 8 1:19.98 12 1:22.75 20 1:21.86 18 5:23.54 16
SWE-2 Kjell Holmström
Sven Erbs
Walter Aronson
Jan Lapidoth
Four-man 1:20.58 14 1:20.32 15 1:21.15 15 1:21.13 14 5:23.18 13

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Gunnar Samuelsson 52:39 15
Per-Erik Larsson 51:44 12
Lennart Larsson 51:03 8
Sixten Jernberg 50:14 2
30 km Gunnar Samuelsson 1'48:23 11
Lennart Larsson 1'46:56 8
Per-Erik Larsson 1'46:51 7
Sixten Jernberg 1'44:30 2
50 km Inge Limberg 3'10:19 12
Arthur Olsson 3'10:03 11
Sture Grahn 3'06:32 10
Sixten Jernberg 2'50:27 1
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Lennart Larsson
Gunnar Samuelsson
Per-Erik Larsson
Sixten Jernberg
2'17:42 3
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Barbro Martinsson 41:04 14
Anna-Lisa Eriksson 40:56 13
Irma Johansson 40:20 7
Sonja Ruthström-Edström 38:23 3
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Irma Johansson
Anna-Lisa Eriksson
Sonja Ruthström-Edström
1'09:48 3

Figure skating[edit]

Women
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Alice Lundström 19 18 136.34 206 19

Ice hockey[edit]

Group C[edit]

Top two teams advanced to medal round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 2 2 0 0 15 4 4
2  Sweden 2 1 1 0 7 10 2
3   Switzerland 2 0 2 0 8 16 0
  • USSR 5–1 Sweden
  • Sweden 6–5 Switzerland

Games for 1st-6th places[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 25 5 10
2  United States 5 4 1 0 26 12 8
3  Canada 5 3 2 0 23 11 6
4  Sweden 5 1 3 1 10 17 3
5  Czechoslovakia 5 1 4 0 20 30 2
6  Germany 5 0 4 1 6 35 1
  • USSR 4–1 Sweden
  • Sweden 5–0 Czechoslovakia
  • USA 6–1 Sweden
  • Canada 6–2 Sweden
  • Germany (UTG) 1–1 Sweden
Contestants
Lars Svensson
Yngve Casslind
Bertz Zetterberg
Lars Björn
Åke Lassas
Vilgot Larsson
Ove Malmberg
Holger Nurmela
Sven Johansson
Sigurd Bröms
Hans Öberg
Ronald Pettersson
Nils Nilsson
Lars-Eric Lundvall
Stig Andersson-Tvilling
Hans Andersson-Tvilling
Stig Carlsson

Nordic combined pictogram.svg Nordic combined[edit]

Events:

  • normal hill ski jumping (Three jumps, best two counted and shown here.)
  • 15 km cross-country skiing
Athlete Event Ski Jumping Cross-country Total
Distance 1 Distance 2 Points Rank Time Points Rank Points Rank
Bengt Eriksson Individual 72.5 72.5 214.0 3 1'00:36 223.400 15 437.400 2

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Holger Karlsson Normal hill 76.0 fall 71.5 51 77.5 104.5 10 176.0 41
Erik Styf 76.0 102.5 15 75.0 fall 66.5 51 169.0 44
Bror Östman 76.0 102.5 15 75.5 102.0 13 204.5 14
Sven Pettersson 81.0 109.5 5 81.5 110.5 5 220.0 5

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Gunnar Ström 44.7 42
Sigvard Ericsson 44.2 37
Bertil Eng 42.6 15
Bengt Malmsten 41.9 7
1500 m Gunnar Ström 2:15.6 22
Bengt Malmsten 2:14.6 17
Bertil Eng 2:13.1 11
Sigvard Ericsson 2:11.0 6
5000 m Sven Andersson 8:16.9 22
Gunnar Sjölin 8:06.7 12
Olle Dahlberg 8:01.8 7
Sigvard Ericsson 7:56.7 2
10,000 m Gunnar Ström 17:17.0 15
Sven Andersson 17:13.5 13
Olle Dahlberg 17:01.3 8
Sigvard Ericsson 16:35.9 OR 1

References[edit]