Birgit Lundström

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Birgit Lundström
Birgit Lundström.jpg
Personal information
Born30 September 1911
Vallkära, Lund, Sweden
Died4 May 2007 (aged 95)
Lidingö, Sweden
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Event(s)Discus throw, javelin throw, shot put
ClubMAI, Malmö
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)DT – 44.38 m (1938)
JT – 31.33 m (1934)[1][2]

Birgit Evelyn Lundström (later Nyhed, 30 September 1911 – 4 May 2007) was a Swedish athlete who mainly competed in the discus throw. In this event she finished sixth at the 1936 Summer Olympics and fourth at the 1938 European Athletics Championships.[1][3][4]

Lundström was the Swedish champion in the discus throw (1935, 1937–41 and 1944), javelin throw (1934) and shot put (1941). In the discus she held the senior Swedish record and later the world record in the masters (80+) category (from 1992 to 2006). She was a member of the Swedish Athletics Association.[4]


  1. ^ a b Birgit Lundström.
  2. ^ Birgit Nyhed (née Lundström).
  3. ^ Birgit Lundström. Swedish Olympic Committee.
  4. ^ a b Birgit Nyhed Lundström 1911–2007 Archived 16 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine.