Björn Thofelt

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Björn Thofelt
Björn Thofelt SOK.jpg
Personal information
Born (1935-06-12) 12 June 1935 (age 82)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 184 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Modern pentathlon
Club Djursholms IF

Björn Thofelt (born 12 June 1935) is a Swedish modern pentathlete. He won and individual world title in 1954 and finished third with the Swedish team. He also competed at the 1956 and 1960 Summer Olympics. In 1956, the Swedish team was a favorite, as it included the 1952 and 1956 Olympic champion Lars Hall. However, Thofelt had drawn the lot for a very peculiar horse in the equestrian event; he fell twice, suffered a concussion, and had to withdraw. At the 1960 Olympics he injured his hand, and finished 30th individually and sixth with the team.[1][2]

His father Sven was the Olympic champion in modern pentathlon in 1928; he was also President of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne and the Swedish team leader at the 1956 Olympics.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Björn Thofelt. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Björn Thofelt. Swedish Olympic Committee