Jonsson in 1961
|Born||23 November 1940
|Died||29 September 1962 (aged 21)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||200 m – 20.7 (1962)|
Jonsson mostly competed in 100–400 m sprint events, winning seven national titles in 1960–1962. His favorite distance was 200 m, in which he broke the Swedish national record six times and won a European title in 1962. Less than two weeks after that he died in a car accident on the road between his hometown, Växjö and Alvesta. A street near the athletics track in Växjö is named after him. Besides athletics, Jonsson also played ice hockey and bandy for Nässjö IF.
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