Bengt Ljungquist

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Bengt Ljungquist
Birth name Bengt Helge Ljungquist
Born (1912-09-20)20 September 1912
Umeå, Sweden
Died 15 July 1979(1979-07-15) (aged 66)
Förslöv, Sweden
Service/branch Swedish Army
Years of service 1936–1967
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Commands held Life Guard Dragoons (1955–59)
Life Regiment Hussars (1959–67)
Bengt Ljungquist
Bengt Ljungquist 1952.jpg
Bengt Ljungquist at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1912-09-20)20 September 1912
Umeå, Sweden
Died 15 July 1979(1979-07-15) (aged 66)
Förslöv, Sweden
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Sport
Sport Fencing
Event(s) Épée, sabre, foil
Club Skövde FF
Stockholms AF
K3 IF, Skövde

Bengt Helge Ljungquist (20 September 1912 – 15 July 1979) was a Swedish fencer, equestrian and military officer. He competed in various fencing events at the 1936, 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics and won a silver and bronze in the team épée in 1948 and 1952. In 1964 he took part only in mixed dressage events and finished fifth with the Swedish team.[1][2]

At the world fencing championships Ljungquist won four silver and two bronze medals in the épée in 1937–1954.[3]

As a United States Equestrian Team coach, Ljungquist guided the US dressage team to a bronze medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics and a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. He was inducted into the United States Dressage Federation Hall of Fame in 1998.[4] He died in Sweden while on a visit from the United States.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Bengt Ljungquist". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bengt Ljungquist Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 6 June 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Bengt Ljungquist. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ "Colonel Bengt Ljungquist (1998)". United States Dressage Federation. Retrieved 21 September 2015.