Gösta Åsbrink

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Gösta Åsbrink
Gösta Åsbrink 1912.jpg
Gösta Åsbrink running the cross-country leg of the pentathlon competition at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1881-11-18)18 November 1881
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 19 April 1966(1966-04-19) (aged 84)
Stockholm, Sweden
Sport Gymnastics, modern pentathlon
Club Stockholms GF, Täby
I10 IF, Malmköping

Karl "Gösta" Åsbrink (18 November 1881 – 19 April 1966) was a Swedish gymnast and modern pentathlete who won a gold medal in the 1908 Summer Olympics and a silver medal in the 1912 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Åsbrink's 1908 gold medal was won in London for a team event, as the Swedish men's gymnastics team came in first. Four years later, competing before a home audience in 1912 Stockholm, he won an individual silver medal in the first contested Modern pentathlon of the Olympic Games. Åsbrink was a lieutenant of Swedish Army at the time and was later promoted to a major.[3]


  1. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Gösta Åsbrink". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  2. ^ "Gösta Åsbrink Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  3. ^ Gösta Åsbrink. Swedish Olympic Committee

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