Bengt Nilsson (athlete)

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Bengt Nilsson
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Personal information
Born 17 February 1934 (1934-02-17) (age 82)
Härnösand, Sweden
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) High jump
Club Westermalms IF, Stockholm
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 2.114 m (1954)[1]

Bengt Nilsson (born 17 February 1934) is a retired Swedish high jumper. In 1954 he won the Swedish and European titles and set a European record at 2.11 m; later that year he was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.[2]

Nilsson got injured at the 1956 Summer Olympics and finished only 26th.[3] He retired from athletics shortly thereafter.[2]


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