Owe Jonsson

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Owe Jonsson
Owe Jonsson 1961.jpg
Jonsson in 1961
Personal information
Born 23 November 1940[1]
Albacken, Sweden
Died 29 September 1962 (aged 21)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club IFK Växjö[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 200 m – 20.7 (1962)[1]

Owe Jonsson (23 November 1940 – 29 September 1962) was a Swedish sprinter, ice hockey player and bandy player.

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.[2]


  1. ^ a b Owe Jonsson. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b Owe Jonsson 1940–1962. storagrabbar.se