Axel Wikström

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Axel Wikström
Axel Wikström 1936.jpg
Wikström at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
Born 29 September 1907
Skellefteå, Sweden
Died 16 June 1976 (aged 68)
Skellefteå, Sweden
Sport
Sport Cross-country skiing
Club Skellefteå AIK

Axel Theodor Wikström (29 September 1907 – 16 June 1976) was a Swedish cross-country skier who won two Olympic silver medals: one in the 18 km in 1932 and the other in the 50 km event in 1936.[1]

Wikström never won an individual Swedish title, but he did win the 30 km team competition in 1936, and earlier in March 1935 became the first foreigner to win the 50 km race at the Lahti Ski Games. He was also known for preparing ski tracks for the local competitions, such as the 1946 Swedish Championships.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Axel Wikström. Swedish Olympic Committee
  2. ^ Axel Wikström. sports-reference.com

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