Håkan Lidman

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Håkan Lidman
Håkan Lidman and Sten Pettersson 1935.jpg
Lidman (left) vs. Sten Pettersson in 1935
Personal information
Born 31 January 1915
Västra Frölunda, Sweden
Died 6 June 2000 (aged 85)
Estepona, Spain
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 110 m hurdles
Club Örgryte IS, Göteborg;
Rydboholms SK, Viskafors
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 110 mH – 14.0 (1940)[1][2]

Håkan Lidman (31 January 1915 – 6 June 2000)[3] was a Swedish hurdler who specialized in the 110 m event. He competed at the 1936 and 1948 Summer Olympics and finished fourth and sixth, respectively. He won two medals at the European championships: a gold in 1946 and a silver in 1938.[1] In 1940 he set a European record at 14.0 and was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal. Lidman held the Swedish 110 m hurdles title in 1935–45 and 1947–1948. After retiring from competitions he served as director of the Swedish Athletics Association.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Håkan Lidman". Sports-Reference. 
  2. ^ Håkan Lidman. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Håkan Lidman. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ Håkan Lidman 1915–2000. storagrabbar.se