Gösta Åsbrink running the cross-country leg of the pentathlon competition at the 1912 Olympics
18 November 1881|
|Died||19 April 1966
|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.
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.
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