Sven Utterström

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Sven Utterström
Sven Utterström, 1932.jpg
Full nameSven Ludvig Utterström
Born(1901-05-16)16 May 1901
Boden, Norrbotten, Sweden
Died7 May 1979(1979-05-07) (aged 77)
Boden, Norrbotten, Sweden
Ski clubBodens BK

Sven "Uttern" Ludvig Utterström (16 May 1901, Boden, Norrbotten – 7 May 1979) was a Swedish skier who competed in cross country.

He was born in Boden, Sweden, raced for Bodens BK, and won several medals at the Winter Olympics, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, and the Holmenkollen ski festival.

Utterström won the 50 km cross country event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1929 and 1930. He was only the third non-Norwegian to win any event there (Finland's Anton Collin and Martti Lappalainen were the first two, winning the 50 km in 1922 and 1928, respectively.).

At the 1928 Winter Olympics he finished ninth in the 18 kilometre competition.

Four years later at the 1932 Winter Olympics, Utterström won the 18 km. In the 50 kilometre event he finished sixth.

In 1930, he won the 50 km at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and was on the 4 x 10 km relay that won the inaugural event at the 1933 Nordic skiing World Championships. He also won a silver in the 50 km at the 1933 event as well.

Utterström also won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1929 (Shared with Gillis Grafström).

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Preceded by
Per-Erik Hedlund
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal with Gillis Grafström
Succeeded by
Johan Richthoff