Carl Johan Lind

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Carl Johan Lind
Carl Johan Lind.jpg
Personal information
Born 25 May 1883
Karlskoga, Sweden
Died 2 February 1965 (aged 85)
Karlstad, Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 102 kg (225 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Discus throw, hammer throw, weight throw
Club IF Göta, Karlstad
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) DT – 39.04 m (1912)
HT – 52.51 m (1922); WT – 11.62 m (1925)

Carl Johan "Massa" Lind (25 May 1883 – 2 February 1965) was a Swedish athlete who competed at the 1912, 1920, 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics, missing the 1916 Games that were cancelled due to World War I.[1][2]

In 1912 he finished fifth in the hammer throw competition and eighth in the two handed discus throw event.[1][2]

At the 1920 Summer Olympics he won a silver medal in the hammer throw and a bronze medal in the 56 lb weight throw, both times behind Patrick Ryan. At the 1924 and 1928 Games he competed only in hammer throw and finished 7th and 14th, respectively.[1][2]

Lind won 17 Swedish titles: in the hammer throw (1918–1924), weight throw (1918–19, 1921–1927) and discus throw (1910); he was also a four-time British AAA Champion in the hammer throw (1913–14, 1921, 1927). In 1912 Lind set a national hammer throw record that stood for 15 years. Lind worked as a policeman in Karlstad and continued competing until the age of 50.[1][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Carl Johan Lind. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b c Carl Johan Lind Archived 14 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ Carl-Johan Lind. Swedish Olympic Committee