Nils Hellsten (fencer)

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Nils Hellsten
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Personal information
Born (1886-02-19)19 February 1886
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 12 April 1962(1962-04-12) (aged 76)
Stockholm, Sweden
Sport
Sport Fencing
Club FFF, Stockholm

Nils Erik Hellsten (19 February 1886 – 12 April 1962) was a Swedish fencer who competed at the 1920, 1924 and 1928 Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the individual épée in 1924 and finished fifth in 1928. In 1920 he also took part in the individual foil contest.[1] At the world championships he took two bronze medals in the team épée, in 1931 and 1934.[2]

Hellsten was a military officer, a major in reserves. He was a teacher and deputy head at the Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan. He is not related to the Olympic gymnast Nils Hellsten.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nils Hellsten". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ a b Nils Hellsten. Swedish Olympic Committee