Lennart Larsson (cross-country skier)

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Lennart Larsson
Lennart Larsson SOK.jpg
Personal information
Born 7 February 1930 (1930-02-07) (age 86)
Granbergsträsk, Skellefteå, Sweden
Sport
Sport Cross-country skiing
Club SK Järven, Jörn, Skellefteå

Lennart "Lill-Järven" Larsson (born 7 February 1930) is a retired Swedish cross-country skier and coach. He competed in the 4×10 km relay at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1956, finishing fourth in 1960; in 1960 he also placed 4th–5th in the individual 30 and 50 km events. Larsson won the 4×10 km relay at the 1958 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Lahti.[1][2]

Larsson got his nickname Lill-Järven (Little Wolverine) from his club SK Järven. Between 1949 and 1966 he won 74 races out of 394, finishing within the podium 188 times. During his last competitive season of 1965/66 he studied at Bosön Sport Folkhögskola, and later in 1971–73 received a diploma of physical education teacher from the Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm. He coached skiers in Älvsbyn in 1973–78 and in the 1980s at Lycksele Ski School. He also prepared the Swedish national skiing team for all Winter Olympics from 1968 to 1980 and for the World Championships of 1970, 1978, and 1982.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lennart Larsson. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Lennart Larsson. Swedish Olympic Committee

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