Erik August Larsson

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Erik August Larsson
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 18 km
Bronze medal – third place 1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen 4 x 10 km
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1935 Vysoké Tatry 4 x 10 km
Erik Larsson

Erik August Larsson (April 12, 1912 in Kurravaara – March 10, 1982 in Kiruna) was a Swedish cross-country skier who competed in the 1930s. He won two medals at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with a gold in the 18 km and a bronze in the 4 x 10 km.

Larsson also won a bronze in the 4 x 10 km relay at the 1935 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

He was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1936.

Erik Larsson became a laestadian christian and gave up his sport career in late 1930s. He was later a preacher in the firstborn laestadian congregation in Kiruna.


Preceded by
Hans Drakenberg
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Torsten Ullman