Bo Gustafsson

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Bo Henning Gustafsson (born September 29, 1954 in Strömstad, Västra Götaland County) was a Swedish athlete who mainly competed in the men's 50 kilometre walk during his career.


He competed for Sweden at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, California, where he won the silver medal in the men's 50 kilometre walk event. Gustafsson was a Latter-day Saint.[1] He was a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who had joined before he competed in the Olympics.[2]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sweden
1978 European Championships Prague, Czechoslovakia 10th 20 km 1:26:13.5
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 20 km DSQ
50 km DNF
1982 European Championships Athens, Greece 20 km DQ
3rd 50 km 4:01:21
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 2nd 50 km 3:53:19
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 7th 50 km 3:50:13
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 50 km DSQ
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 7th 50 km 3:44:49
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 50 km DQ

Personal life[edit]

Gustafsson was born in Strömstad, Sweden to Henning and Klara Gustafsson. He was married to Lis Herrey and they had four sons and one daughter together. Son Andreas Gustafsson, who Bo coaches, is also a Swedish Olympic racewalker.

Business career[edit]

Bo Gustafsson is currently the owner of Restaurang Storseglet based in Gothenburg, Sweden. He previously founded several companies and has been the manager of many artists, including the Herreys.


  1. ^ Deseret News Church Almanac, 2009 edition, p. 326.
  2. ^ Kit Poole, "Athletes Pursue Excellence at Olympics", Ensign, October 1984, p. 78.

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