Bengt-Erik Grahn

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Bengt-Erik Grahn
Bengt-Erik Grahn, Grenoble 1968.jpg
Grahn at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born 30 April 1941 (1941-04-30) (age 77)
Dikanäs, Vilhelmina, Sweden
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Alpine skiing
Club Tärna IK Fjällvinden, Tärnaby

Bengt-Erik Grahn (born 30 April 1941) is a retired Swedish alpine skier. He competed in the slalom and giant slalom at the 1964 and 1968 Winter Olympics, but his best result was a 31st place in the downhill event in 1964 (February 2nd, 1964). [1][2]

In FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships 1966 he finished 26th in the Giant slalom (August 10th/11th, 1966); in the Slalom he was on the way to win the gold medal; he was in the lead after the first run ahead Guy Périllat with a margin of 1.71 seconds, but he made a mistake a short way before the finish line and was disqualified (August 14th, 1966). He finished 3rd in the Slalom in Wengen (January 10th, 1965), won the slaloms in Val d'Isère on December 17th, 1965, and December 16th, 1966, and was second in the Alpine Combined on the same place (December 16th, 1966). Capturing 2nd place in the Slalom of Kitzbühel on January 22nd, 1967, he got his first points in a World Cup Race; after that he became twice the tenth in World Cup Slalom Races. Between 1961 and 1971 he became Swedish Champion in seven times. He competed in the Slalom at the 1960 Winter Olympics but fell down (February 24th, 1960) and was disqualified in the 1st run of the Slalom at the 1964 Winter Olympics (February 8th, 1964); in the first run of 1968 Winter Olympics he was on the 4th place but he didn't finish the second run (February 17th, 1968).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bengt-Erik Grahn. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Bengt-Erik Grahn. Swedish Olympic Committee