Erik Lundqvist

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Erik Lundqvist
Erik Lundqvist 1928.jpg
Erik Lundqvist at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born 29 June 1908
Grängesberg, Sweden
Died 7 January 1963 (aged 54)
Grängesberg, Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Sport Javelin throw
Club IFK Grängesberg

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 two break the 70 m barrier, setting a new world record at 71.01 m.[2]