Knut Lindberg

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Knut Lindberg
Knut Lindberg 1912.jpg
Knut Lindberg running 100 m at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born 2 February 1882
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died 6 April 1961 (aged 69)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m, 200 m, javelin throw
Club Örgryte IS, Göteborg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 10.6 (1906)
200 m – 22.3e (1912)
JT – 45.17 m (1906)

Knut Andreas "Knatten" Lindberg (2 February 1882 – 6 April 1961) was a Swedish athlete who competed at the 1906 Intercalated Games and the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics. He had his best results in 1906, when he won a silver medal in javelin throw and finished fifth in ancient pentathlon[1] and sixth in the 100 m race. He won another silver medal in 1912, with the Swedish 4 × 100 m relay team, but failed to reach the finals in all his other events in 1908 and 1912, which included sprint and javelin throw.[2]

Lindberg won 15 national athletics titles: nine over 100 m (1902, 1904–1909, 1911 and 1912); three over 200 m (1908–1909 and 1912) and three over 110 m hurdles (1907–1909). He was also part of the Örgryte IS football team that won the Swedish championships in 1902 and 1904–1907. In 1910 he beat to death a taxi driver, but his defense lawyer managed to lower his sentence to seven months.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The pentathlon event in the 1906 Games consisted of a standing long jump, discus throw (ancient style), javelin throw, 192 metre run, and a Greco-Roman wrestling match.
  2. ^ "Knut Lindberg". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  3. ^ Knut Lindberg. Swedish Olympic Committee

Further reading[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Athletics 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 20 July 2006.