Sweden at the 1960 Winter Olympics

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Sweden at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se (Swedish) (English)
At the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley
Competitors 47 (41 men, 6 women) in 6 sports
Flag bearer Einar Granath, ice hockey
Medals
Rank: 5
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
2
Total
7
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Intercalated Games
1906
Other related appearances
Youth Olympics Paralympics

Sweden competed at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, United States.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Lestander, KlasKlas Lestander Biathlon Men's 20 km
 Gold Jernberg, SixtenSixten Jernberg Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Gold Johansson, IrmaIrma Johansson
Strandberg, BrittBritt Strandberg
Ruthström-Edström, SonjaSonja Ruthström-Edström
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay
 Silver Jernberg, SixtenSixten Jernberg Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Silver Rämgård, RolfRolf Rämgård Cross-country skiing Men's 30 km
 Bronze Rämgård, RolfRolf Rämgård Cross-country skiing Men's 50 km
 Bronze Bäckman, KjellKjell Bäckman Speed skating Men's 10,000m

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Missed targets Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Adolf Wiklund 1'30:07.8 12 1'54:07.8 19
Sven Agge 1'30:21.7 9 1'48:21.7 16
Tage Lundin 1'33:56.3 6 1'45:56.3 12
Klas Lestander 1'33:21.6 0 1'33:21.6 1
1 Two minutes added per missed target.

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Per-Erik Larsson 53:49.8 17
Rolf Rämgård 52:47.3 8
Janne Stefansson 52:41.0 7
Sixten Jernberg 51:58.6 2
30 km Allan Andersson 1'57:09.9 13
Lennart Larsson 1'53:53.2 5
Rolf Rämgård 1'51:16.9 2
Sixten Jernberg 1'51:03.9 1
50 km Assar Rönnlund 3'09:46.6 12
Sixten Jernberg 3'05:18.0 5
Lennart Larsson 3'03:27.9 4
Rolf Rämgård 3'02:46.7 3
Men's 4 x 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Lars Olsson
Janne Stefansson
Lennart Larsson
Sixten Jernberg
2'21:31.8 4
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
10 km Britt Strandberg 42:06.8 10
Irma Johansson 41:08.3 8
Barbro Martinsson 41:06.2 7
Sonja Ruthström-Edström 40:35.5 5
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Irma Johansson
Britt Strandberg
Sonja Ruthström-Edström
1'04:21.4 1

Ice hockey[edit]

Group A[edit]

Top two teams (shaded ones) from each group advanced to the final round and played for 1st-6th places, other teams played in the consolation round.

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Canada 2 2 0 0 24 3 4
2  Sweden 2 1 1 0 21 5 2
3  Japan 2 0 2 0 1 38 0
  • Canada 5–2 Sweden
  • Sweden 19–0 Japan

Final round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  United States 5 5 0 0 29 11 10
2  Canada 5 4 1 0 31 12 8
3  Soviet Union 5 2 2 1 24 19 5
4  Czechoslovakia 5 2 3 0 21 23 4
5  Sweden 5 1 3 1 19 19 3
6  Germany 5 0 5 0 5 45 0
  • USA 6–3 Sweden
  • USSR 2–2 Sweden
  • Czechoslovakia 3–1 Sweden
  • Canada 6–5 Sweden
  • Sweden 8–2 Germany (UTG)

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk Team GP G A Pts
5th Sweden Lars Lundvall 7 8 4 12
7th Sweden Nisse Nilsson 7 7 5 12
12th Sweden Ronald Pettersson 7 4 8 12
Contestants
Anders Andersson
Lars Björn
Gert Blomé
Sigurd Bröms
Einar Granath
Sven Johansson
Bengt Lindqvist
Lars-Eric Lundvall
Nils Nilsson
Bert-Ola Nordlander
Carl-Göran Öberg
Ronald Pettersson
Ulf Sterner
Roland Stoltz
Hans Svedberg
Kjell Svensson
Sune Wretling

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
Lars Dahlqvist Individual 59.5 63.5 201.5 20 59:46.0 235.032 7 436.532 8
Bengt Eriksson 63.5 64.0 213.0 8 1'03:27.9 220.710 19 433.710 10

Ski jumping pictogram.svg Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Rank Distance Points Rank Points Rank
Inge Lindqvist Normal hill 79.5 90.4 36 79.0 99.7 26 190.1 29
Kjell Sjöberg 78.5 94.1 31 46.0 fall 33.8 45 127.9 45
Bengt Eriksson 83.5 99.6 23 78.0 102.4 18 202.0 19
Rolf Strandberg 86.5 100.0 20 81.0 104.8 11 204.8 18

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Gunnar Sjölin 43.4 33
Olle Dahlberg 43.1 30
Per-Olof Brogren 42.7 26
Hans Wilhelmsson 40.5 4
1500 m Bo Karenus 2:21.1 28
Olle Dahlberg 2:18.3 18
Gunnar Sjölin 2:16.5 15
Per-Olof Brogren 2:13.1 5
5000 m Olle Dahlberg 8:17.0 13
Kjell Bäckman 8:16.0 12
Ivar Nilsson 8:09.1 7
10,000 m Olle Dahlberg 16:34.6 7
Ivar Nilsson 16:26.0 4
Kjell Bäckman 16:14.2 3
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Elsa Einarsson DNF
Christina Lindblom-Scherling 48.7 15
1000 m Elsa Einarsson 1:38.0 12
Christina Lindblom-Scherling 1:37.5 11
1500 m Elsa Einarsson 2:32.9 9
Christina Lindblom-Scherling 2:31.5 7
3000 m Elsa Einarsson 5:32.2 11
Christina Lindblom-Scherling 5:25.5 5

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