Henry Jonsson

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Henry Jonsson
Henry Kälarne, Gösta Holmér.jpg
Henry Jonsson (left) with Gösta Holmér
Personal information
Born 12 May 1912
Stugun, Sweden
Died 9 March 2001 (aged 88)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
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)[1][2]

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;[1] the same year he was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henry Jonsson. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Henry Kälarne. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Henry Jonsson Kälarne 1912–2001. storagrabbar.se
  4. ^ Henry Jonsson. Swedish Olympic Committee