Björn Borg (swimmer)

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Björn Borg
Björn Borg 1938.jpg
Björn Borg in 1938
Medal record
Men's swimming
Competitor for  Sweden
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1938 London 400 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1938 London 1500 m freestyle

Björn Borg (14 November 1919 – 13 April 2009) was a Swedish backstroke and freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Örby and died in Zürich, Switzerland.

In 1936 he was a member of the Swedish relay team which finished eight in the 4×200 metre freestyle relay competition. In the 100 metre backstroke event he was eliminated in the semi-finals.

Borg won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1938 and the 400 m and 1500 m freestyle events at 1938 European Swimming Championships.

He represented the club Norrköpings KK.


Preceded by
Torsten Ullman
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Sven Selånger