Rune Larsson

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Rune Larsson
Rune Larsson.jpg
Rune Larsson during the 1940's
Personal information
Born (1924-06-17)17 June 1924
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 17 September 2016(2016-09-17) (aged 92)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 m, 400 m hurles
Club UoIF Matteus-Pojkarna, Stockholm
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 m – 47.9 (1948)
400 mH – 51.9 (1948)[1]

Karl Rune Larsson (17 June 1924 – 17 September 2016)[2] was a Swedish sprinter and hurdler who specialized in 400 m events. He competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics and won two bronze medals in 1948: in the 400 m hurdles and 4 × 400 m relay. He also won bronze medals in the same events at the European championships of 1946 and 1950.[3] Larsson received the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1951.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rune Larsson. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ Minnessida för Rune Larsson (in Swedish)
  3. ^ "Rune Larsson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 
  4. ^ Rune Larsson. storagrabbar.se
  5. ^ Rune Larsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
Preceded by
Lennart Bergelin
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
1951
Succeeded by
Valter Nyström