Gustaf Jansson

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Gustaf Nils Jansson (5 January 1922 – 11 April 2012) was a Swedish athlete who competed in the marathon during his career. He was born in Brattfors, Värmland.[1][2]

He won the bronze medal for Sweden in the 1952 Summer Olympics marathon, held in Helsinki, Finland, in a time of 2:26:07.[1] His best time for the marathon was 2:21:40 in 1955.[1]

Jansson died in April 2012.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sweden
1952 Olympic Games Helsinki, Finland 3rd Marathon 2:26:07.0


  1. ^ a b c Biography and Olympics Results at Sports
  2. ^ Jansson, 1952 Olympic marathon bronze medallist passes away at 90. IAAF (2012-04-24). Retrieved on 2012-05-03.
  3. ^ "OS-medaljör ur tiden", Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish), 19 April 2012. Accessed 19 April 2012.