Inga Gentzel at the 1928 Olympics
|Born||24 April 1908
|Died||1 January 1991 (aged 82)
|Club||Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||200 m – 27.8 (1929)
800 m – 2:18.8e (1928)
Inga Kristina Gentzel (later Dahlgren, 24 April 1908 – 1 January 1991) was a Swedish runner, who won a bronze medal in the 800 m at the 1928 Summer Olympics. Shortly before the Olympics she set a new world record in this event, which was broken two weeks later, but remained a national record until 1943. Gentzel won the silver medal in the 1000 m at the 1926 Women's World Games.
Gentzel held Swedish titles in the 200 m in 1929 and in the 800 m in 1928–31. She worked as a piano teacher in Nyköping and often appeared on the Swedish radio as a member of the vocal group Trio Rita, together with Ulla Castegren and Anna-Lisa Cronström. She was a niece of the actor Ludde Gentzel.
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|Women's 800 metres World Record Holder
1928-06-16 – 1928-08-07
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