Nils Björklöf

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Nils Björklöf
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1948 London K-2 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1948 London K-2 10000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1948 London K-2 500 m

Nils Björklöf (April 13, 1921, Ingå – September 16, 1987) was a Finnish sprint canoer who competed in the late 1940s. He won two bronze medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, earning them in the K-2 1000 m and K-2 10000 m events.

Björklöf also won a gold medal in the K-2 500 m event at the 1948 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships in London.

Though born in Finland, Björklöf died in Stockholm.

Note that the K-2 500 m event did not become an official event at the Summer Olympics until the 1976 Games in Montreal. The event has been on the Olympic program since then.

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