Harald Eriksson

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Harald Eriksson
Harald Ericson SOK.jpg
Personal information
Born22 September 1921
Örträsk, Sweden
Died20 May 2015 (aged 83)
Umeå, Sweden
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubIFK Umeå

Harald Eriksson (or Ericsson, 22 September 1921 – 20 May 2015) was a Swedish cross-country skier who won the silver medal in the 50 km event at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz. The same year he won the 50 km at the Holmenkollen ski festival.[1] He had to withdraw from the 50 km race at the 1952 Games due to a high fever.[2][3]

Eriksson served in the Swedish Army in Umeå, but had good opportunities to train because his commander was also chairman of his skiing club. He later worked at a sports shop in Umeå, together with his friends and rivals Gunnar Karlsson and Martin Lundström; the trio formed a successful relay team.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skidlegendaren ”Sme-Harald” Eriksson, IFK Umeå har avlidit (in Swedish)
  2. ^ a b Harald Ericson. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Harald Ericson. Swedish Olympic Committee

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