Elis Wiklund

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Elis Wiklund
Elis Wiklund 1936.jpg
Wiklund at the 1936 Olympics
Personal information
Born 12 December 1909
Ullånger, Sweden
Died 15 March 1982 (aged 72)
Sollefteå, Sweden
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Sport Cross-country skiing
Club Kramfors IF

Elis Wiklund (12 December 1909 – 15 March 1982) was a Swedish cross-country skier who won the 50 km race at the 1934 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and 1936 Winter Olympics.[1]

Wiklund won two individual Swedish titles: in the 30 km in 1938 and in the 50 km in 1941. He was an accomplished accordion player, and produced records in 1936. In 1946 he briefly worked as a skiing coach in Switzerland, and after returning opened a sports shop in Sollefteå. Later he became an owner of a ski wax factory. His life was featured in the novel Hjältedrömmen (A Hero’s Dream) by Karl-Erik Johansson.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elis Wiklund. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Elis Wiklund. Swedish Olympic Committee

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