Sven Lundgren

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Sven Lundgren
Sven Lundgren.jpg
Personal information
Born 29 September 1896
Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden
Died 18 June 1960 (aged 63)
Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800–5000 m
Club IK Göta, Bromma
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m – 1:54.3 (1921)
1500 m – 3:59.3 (1924)
Mile – 4:22.8 (1919)
5000 m – 15:27.3 (1918)[1][2]

Sven Emil Lundgren (29 September 1896 – 18 June 1960) was a Swedish middle-distance runner who competed in the 800 m, 1500 and 3000 m events at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics. He had his best results in 1920, when he won a bronze medal in the 3000 m team contest and finished fifth in the 1500 m. He failed to reach the finals in all other events.[1]

Lundgren won eight Swedish titles, four over 800 m and four over 1500 m, six of them in 1919–1921. From 1922 to 1926 he held the world record in the 1000 m, and from 1919 to 1925 in the 4 × 1500 m relay. In retirement Lundgren worked as warehouse manager in Stockholm.[1][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sven Emil Lundgren. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Sven Lundgren. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Sven Lundgren. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ Sven Lundgren 1896–1960. storagrabbar.se