Inga Gentzel

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Inga Gentzel
Inga Gentzel 1928.jpg
Inga Gentzel at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born 24 April 1908
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 1 January 1991 (aged 82)
Nyköping, Sweden
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100–1000 m
Club Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 200 m – 27.8 (1929)
800 m – 2:18.8e (1928)[1][2]

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.[1][3]

Gentzel held Swedish titles in the 200 m in 1929 and in the 800 m in 1928–31.[4] 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b Inga Gentzel.
  2. ^ Inga Gentzel.
  3. ^ a b Inga Gentzel. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ Inga Gentzel-Dahlgren 1908–1991.
Preceded by
Germany Lina Radke
Women's 800 metres World Record Holder
1928-06-16 – 1928-08-07
Succeeded by
Germany Lina Radke