Erik Lundqvist

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Erik Lundqvist
Erik Lundqvist 1928.jpg
Erik Lundqvist at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born29 June 1908
Grängesberg, Sweden
Died7 January 1963 (aged 54)
Grängesberg, Sweden
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight83 kg (183 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Javelin throw
ClubIFK Grängesberg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)71.16 m (1936)[1][2]

Erik Hjalmar Lundqvist (29 June 1908 – 7 January 1963) was a Swedish athlete who won a gold medal in the javelin throw at the 1928 Summer Olympics.[1] Two weeks later he became the first man to break the 70 m barrier, setting a new world record at 71.01 m.[3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erik Lundqvist. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Erik Lundqvist. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games: Men's Javelin Throw. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ Erik Lundqvist. Swedish Olympic Committee
  5. ^ Erik "Målarn" Lundquist 1908-1963.. storagrabbar.se