Claes Egnell

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Claes Egnell
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Personal information
Born 29 January 1916
Örebro, Sweden
Died 15 January 2012(2012-01-15) (aged 95)
Falun, Sweden
Sport Modern pentathlon
Club I3 IF, Örebro

Claes Robert Herman Vidarsson Egnell (29 January 1916 – 15 January 2012)[1][2] was a Swedish sport shooter and modern pentathlete, who competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics. In 1948 he finished 24th in the 25 m rapid-fire pistol event. In 1952 he won a silver medal in modern pentathlon with the Swedish team, and placed 11th individually. He also took part in the 1948 Winter Olympics, in the winter pentathlon, which was held as a demonstration sport. He suffered a leg fracture in the downhill skiing event and had to withdraw.[3]

Egnell also competed nationally in fencing, cross-country skiing, tennis and horse riding. In 1945 he received the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal for winning two Swedish modern pentathlon championships. He served as Secretary-General of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1974 and was a guest of honor at the modern pentathlon World Cup final in Uppsala in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ Claes Egnell's obituary (Swedish)
  2. ^ Anders F Rehnberg (16 January 2012). "Claes Egnell har avlidit". Dalarnas Tidning. 
  3. ^ a b "Claes Egnell".