Bo Ljungberg

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Bo Ljungberg
Bo Ljungberg.jpg
Personal information
Born 21 November 1911
Stoby, Sweden
Died 19 March 1984 (aged 72)
Jönköping, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Pole vault, triple jump
Club MAI, Malmö
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) PV – 4.15 m (1935)
TJ – 14.73 m (1934)

Bo Alexander Ljungberg (21 November 1911 – 19 March 1984) was a Swedish athlete. He won two silver medals in the pole vault at the European Championships and competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics as both a pole vaulter and a triple jumper.[1]

Career[edit]

Bo Ljungberg won gold in the pole vault at the 1933 International University Games in Turin, clearing 3.90 m.[2] At the following year's European Championships, also in Turin, he jumped 4.00 m and won silver behind Germany's Gustav Wegner;[3] he also competed in the triple jump, placing 8th with 14.01 m.[4]

He also took part in both events at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin; in the triple jump he managed 14.35 m and placed eighteenth, while in the pole vault he again cleared 4.00 m and shared sixth place with ten others.[1] At the 1938 European Championships he repeated his silver medal from four years before, clearing 4.00 m once more.[2][4] In 1939 he won a second International University Games medal, clearing 3.90 m for third place.[2]

Ljungberg set his personal pole vault best, 4.15 m, in 1935,[1] breaking Henry Lindblad's Swedish record of 4.13 m from the 1931 Finnkampen.[5] The new record lasted until 1946, when Lars Andrén cleared 4.16 m.[6] Ljungberg's personal best in the triple jump was 14.73 m from 1934.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bo Ljungberg Bio, Stats and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "World Student Games (Pre-Universiade)". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "European Championships (Men)". Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Bo Ljungberg profile at Tilastopaja
  5. ^ Jukola, Martti (1935). Huippu-urheilun historia (in Finnish). Werner Söderström Osakeyhtiö. 
  6. ^ "ST-pokalen fyller 70 år" (in Swedish). Sundsvalls Tidning. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2014. 

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