Gunnar Lindström

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Gunnar Lindström
Gunnar Lindström 1926.jpg
Gunnar Lindström in 1926
Personal information
Born 11 February 1896
Eksjö, Sweden
Died 6 October 1951 (aged 55)
Eksjö, Sweden
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Javelin throw
Club MAI, Malmö
Eksjö GIK
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 67.77 m (1928)[1][2]

Nils Gunnar Lindström (11 February 1896 – 6 October 1951) was a Swedish javelin thrower. He competed at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics and finished in sixth, second and fourteens place, respectively. His younger brother Elof was also an Olympic javelin thrower.[1][3]

On 12 October 1924 Lindström set a world record at 66.62 m that stood for three years. During his athletics career he won six national titles, in the conventional and two-handed javelin throw, in 1920, 1921, 1924 (2), 1926 and 1927. After retiring he worked as an agricultural consultant and owned a farm outside Eksjö.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b Gunnar Lindström.
  2. ^ Gunnar Lindström.
  3. ^ a b Gunnar Lindström. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ Gunnar Lindström.
Preceded by
Finland Jonni Myyrä
Men's Javelin World Record Holder
12 December 1924 – 1 October 1927
Succeeded by
Finland Eino Penttilä