Björn Borg (swimmer)

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Björn Borg
Björn Borg (swimmer).jpg
Personal information
Born 14 November 1919
Örby, Kinna, Sweden
Died 13 April 2009 (aged 89)
Zürich, Switzerland
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, backstroke
Club Norrköpings KK

Björn Borg (14 November 1919 – 13 April 2009) was a Swedish swimmer. He competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in the 4 × 200 m freestyle and 100 m backstroke and finished eighth in the relay.[1][2] He won the 400 m and 1500 m freestyle events at the 1938 European Aquatics Championships and was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal the same year.[3]

In 1959 Borg moved to Switzerland, where he worked as a businessman. He died in Zürich aged 89 and was survived by his son Finn.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Björn Borg. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Björn Borg. Swedish Olympic Committee (Swedish)
  3. ^ a b Simmaren Björn Borg död. svd.se (Swedish)
Preceded by
Torsten Ullman
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
1938
Succeeded by
Sven Selånger