Bo Ericson

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Bo Ericson
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Personal information
Born28 January 1919
Frölunda, Sweden
Died14 February 1970 (aged 51)
Karlstad, Sweden
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight103 kg (227 lb)
Event(s)Hammer throw
ClubÖrgryte IS, Göteborg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)57.19 m (1947)[1]

Bo Evert Ericson (28 January 1919 – 14 February 1970) was a Swedish hammer thrower who won a gold medal at the 1946 European Athletics Championships in Oslo with a throw of 56.44 metres.[2] He was also a finalist at the 1948 Olympics in London, but he finished in sixth place with a throw of 52.98 metres.[1][3]

Ericson twice broke the Swedish national record for the hammer throw–in 1941 with a throw of 56.66 metres and, secondly, in 1947 with a throw of 57.19 metres–and held the record outright from 1941 until 1955.[4] He was a ten-time winner of the hammer throw at the Swedish national championships.[5]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Bo Ericson". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ "European Championships (Men)". 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's Hammer Throw Final Round". Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Swedish Records". Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Hammer champions". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 29 July 2010.