Henry Jonsson (left) with Gösta Holmér
|Born||12 May 1912
|Died||9 March 2001 (aged 88)
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb)|
|Event(s)||1500 m, 5000 m|
|Club||SoIK Hellas, Nacka|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1500 m – 3:48.7 (1940)
5000 m – 14:18.8 (1939)
John Henry Jonsson (12 May 1912 – 9 March 2001) was a Swedish runner who won a bronze medal over 5000 m at the 1936 Summer Olympics. He finished second at the 1938 European Championships. In 1940 he changed his name to Henry Kälarne; the same year he was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.
Jonsson worked as a firefighter in Stockholm. During his career he won 11 national titles: in the 1500 m (1936 and 1940), 5000 m (1935 and 1937–39) and 8000 m cross country (1935–39). In 1946 he was disqualified for violating amateur rules, together with Gunder Hägg and Arne Andersson.
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- Henry Jonsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
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