Gösta Persson

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Gösta Persson
Personal information
Full name O. Gösta A. Persson
Born (1904-01-08)January 8, 1904
Died February 23, 1991(1991-02-23) (aged 87)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle

O. Gösta A. Persson (January 8, 1904 – February 23, 1991) was a Swedish freestyle swimmer and water polo player who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Persson was born in Stockholm on January 8, 1904.[1] In 1924 he won the bronze medal as member of the Swedish 4 x 200 metres freestyle relay team.[1] He was also part of the Swedish team which finished fourth in the Olympic water polo tournament.[1] He played all six matches. Twelve years later he played four matches in the 1936 Olympic water polo tournament when the Swedish team finished in seventh place.[1]

Persson died in Malmö on February 23, 1991.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Profile from the Swedish Olympic Committee website (Swedish)