Sweden at the 1968 Winter Olympics

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Sweden at the
1968 Winter Olympics
Flag of Sweden.svg
IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se ‹See Tfd›(in Swedish) ‹See Tfd›(in English)
in Grenoble
Competitors68 (59 men, 9 women) in 9 sports
Flag bearerBarbro Martinsson (Cross-country skiing)
Medals
Ranked 7th
Gold
3
Silver
2
Bronze
3
Total
8
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Sweden competed at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Gold Toini Gustafsson Cross-country skiing Women's 5 km
 Gold Toini Gustafsson Cross-country skiing Women's 10 km
 Gold Johnny Höglin Speed skating Men's 10,000m
 Silver Jan Halvarsson
Bjarne Andersson
Gunnar Larsson
Assar Rönnlund
Cross-country skiing Men's 4 × 10 km relay
 Silver Britt Strandberg
Toini Gustafsson
Barbro Martinsson
Cross-country skiing Women's 3 x 5 km relay
 Bronze Lars-Göran Arwidson
Tore Eriksson
Olle Petrusson
Holmfrid Olsson
Biathlon Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
 Bronze Gunnar Larsson Cross-country skiing Men's 15 km
 Bronze Örjan Sandler Speed skating Men's 10,000m

Alpine skiing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Per-Olov Richardsson Downhill 2:09.83 43
Rune Lindström 2:05.69 29
Lars Olsson Giant Slalom 1:48.69 28 DSQ DSQ
Bengt-Erik Grahn 1:48.68 27 1:57.78 54 3:46.46 39
Olle Rolén 1:47.52 22 1:50.83 22 3:38.35 20
Rune Lindström 1:46.94 17 1:50.11 17 3:37.05 16
Men's slalom
Athlete Heat 1 Heat 2 Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time 1 Rank Time 2 Rank Total Rank
Per-Olov Richardsson 54.83 2 QF 52.46 28 DSQ DSQ
Bengt-Erik Grahn 54.28 1 QF 49.74 3 DSQ DSQ
Olle Rolén 54.15 1 QF 51.77 22 DSQ DSQ
Rune Lindström 53.85 2 QF 51.19 15 50.80 8 1:41.99 11
Women
Athlete Event Race 1 Race 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ingrid Sundberg Giant Slalom 2:08.54 35
Ingrid Sundberg Slalom 46.91 27 52.65 23 1:39.56 21

Biathlon[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Time Penalties Adjusted time 1 Rank
20 km Nore Westin 1'21:09.4 7 1'28:09.4 30
Holmfrid Olsson 1'19:01.8 6 1'25:01.8 20
Olle Petrusson 1'18:31.2 6 1'24:31.2 19
Lars-Göran Arwidson 1'18:08.9 6 1'24:08.9 17
1 One minute added per close miss (a hit in the outer ring), two minutes added per complete miss.
Men's 4 x 7.5 km relay
Athletes Race
Misses 2 Time Rank
Lars-Göran Arwidson
Tore Eriksson
Olle Petrusson
Holmfrid Olsson
0 2'17:26.3 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
2 A penalty loop of 200 metres had to be skied per missed target.

Bobsleigh[edit]

Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SWE-1 Rolf Höglund
Börje Hedblom
Two-man 1:12.77 19 1:13.17 18 1:12.62 14 1:12.63 12 4:51.19 14
SWE-2 Carl-Erik Eriksson
Eric Wennerberg
Two-man 1:12.75 17 1:12.69 14 1:12.84 16 1:13.41 17 4:51.69 18
Sled Athletes Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
SWE-1 Rolf Höglund
Hans Hallén
Sven Martinsson
Börje Hedblom
Four-man 1:12.20 16 1:09.90 16 2:22.10 16

Cross-country skiing[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
15 km Assar Rönnlund 49:25.3 11
Bjarne Andersson 48:41.1 6
Jan Halvarsson 48:39.1 5
Gunnar Larsson 48:33.7 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
30 km Ingvar Sandström 1'39:47.5 21
Bruno Åvik 1'39:38.1 20
Jan Halvarsson 1'38:23.2 12
Gunnar Larsson 1'37:48.1 8
50 km Assar Rönnlund 2'31:19.3 10
Jan Halvarsson 2'30:05.9 7
Gunnar Larsson 2'29:37.2 6
Melcher Risberg 2'29:37.0 5
Men's 4 × 10 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Jan Halvarsson
Bjarne Andersson
Gunnar Larsson
Assar Rönnlund
2'10:13.2 2nd, silver medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
5 km Barbro Tano 17:35.8 18
Britt Strandberg 17:25.8 15
Barbro Martinsson 16:52.9 4
Toini Gustafsson 16:45.2 1st, gold medalist(s)
10 km Britt Strandberg 39:25.7 15
Barbro Tano 39:09.6 10
Barbro Martinsson 38:07.1 4
Toini Gustafsson 36:46.5 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women's 3 x 5 km relay
Athletes Race
Time Rank
Britt Strandberg
Toini Gustafsson
Barbro Martinsson
57:51.0 2nd, silver medalist(s)

Figure skating[edit]

Men
Athlete CF FS Points Places Rank
Thomas Callerud 27 27 1399.3 241 27

Ice hockey[edit]

Medal Round[edit]

Rank Team Pld W L T GF GA Pts
1  Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 48 10 12
2  Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 33 17 11
3  Canada 7 5 2 0 28 15 10
4  Sweden 7 4 2 1 23 18 9
5  Finland 7 3 3 1 17 23 7
6  United States 7 2 4 1 23 28 5
7  West Germany 7 1 6 0 13 39 2
8  East Germany 7 0 7 0 13 48 0

Sweden Sweden – United States USA 4:3 (0:0, 4:2, 0:1)
Goalscorers: Nilsson, Wickberg, Hedlund, Bengsston – Falkman, Lilyholm, Nanne.
Referees: McEvoy, Kubinec (CAN)

Sweden Sweden – Germany West Germany 5:4 (4:3, 0:0, 1:1)
Goalscorers: Svedberg, Lundström, Nordlander, Olsson, Öberg – Kuhn, Hanig, Reif, Kopf.
Referees: Kořínek, Bucala (TCH)

Sweden Sweden – East Germany East Germany 5:2 (1:0, 2:1, 2:1)
Goalscorers: Hedlund 2, Wickberg, Lundström, Henriksson – Plotka, Fuchs.
Referees: Seglin (URS), Wycisk (POL)

Sweden Sweden – Finland Finland 5:1 (1:0, 2:1, 2:0)
Goalscorers: Wickberg 2, Granholm, Nillsson, Bengsston – Oksanen.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Kořínek (TCH)

Soviet Union USSR – Sweden Sweden 3:2 (1:1, 0:0, 2:1)
Goalscorers: Firsov 2, Blinov – Öberg, Svedberg.
Referees: Kubinec (CAN), Kořínek (TCH)

Sweden Sweden – Canada Canada 0:3 (0:2, 0.0, 0:1)
Goalscorers: Johnston, G. Pinder, O‘Shea.
Referees: Sillankorva (FIN), Kořínek (TCH)

Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia – Sweden Sweden 2:2 (1:1, 1:0, 0:1)
Goalscorers: Golonka, Hrbatý – Bengtsson, Henriksson.
Referees: Trumble (USA), Sillankorva (FIN)

Contestants[edit]

4. SWEDEN
Goaltenders: Leif Holmqvist, Hans Dahllöf.
Defence: Arne Carlsson, Nils Johansson, Bert-Olov Nordlander, Lars-Erik Sjöberg, Roland Stoltz, Lennart Svedberg.
Forwards: Folke Bengtsson, Svante Granholm, Henric Hedlund, Leif Henriksson, Tord Lundström, Lars-Göran Nilsson, Roger Olsson, Björn Palmqvist, Håkan Wickberg, Carl-Göran Öberg.
Coach: Arne Strömberg.

Luge[edit]

Men
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ivar Bjare 1:00.73 34 1:01.44 36 1:00.63 33 3:02.80 32
Per-Ulf Helander 1:00.25 31 1:01.67 37 1:01.20 34 3:03.12 34
Hans Sahlin 59.12 24 59.36 22 59.98 28 2:58.46 25
Jan Nilsson 59.00 20 59.67 27 59.24 23 2:57.91 23

(Men's) Doubles

Athletes Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Ivar Bjare
Jan Nilsson
51.04 13 50.52 13 1:41.56 13
Women
Athlete Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Berit Salomonsson 50.89 14 51.35 17 51.31 13 2:33.55 13

Ski jumping[edit]

Athlete Event Jump 1 Jump 2 Total
Distance Points Distance Points Points Rank
Ulf Norberg Normal hill 65.5 82.6 66.0 84.4 167.0 48
Tord Karlsson 67.5 85.8 69.5 90.0 175.8 43
Mats Östman 67.5 87.8 64.0 77.7 165.5 49
Kurt Elimä 71.0 95.4 69.5 90.5 185.9 37
Mats Östman Large hill 83.0 76.6 79.5 72.2 148.8 52
Kjell Sjöberg 85.5 86.1 73.0 59.1 145.2 53
Kurt Elimä 87.5 88.9 85.5 85.1 174.0 37
Tord Karlsson 91.0 92.3 87.5 86.9 179.2 32

Speed skating[edit]

Men
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Manne Lavås 41.8 24
Heike Hedlund 41.2 15
Hasse Börjes 41.2 15
Håkan Holmgren 40.8 8
1500 m Göran Claeson 2:08.6 20
Manne Lavås 2:07.8 16
Örjan Sandler 2:07.0 10
Johnny Höglin 2:05.2 5
5000 m Jonny Nilsson 7:32.9 7
Örjan Sandler 7:32.8 6
Johnny Höglin 7:32.7 5
10,000 m Jonny Nilsson 15:39.6 6
Örjan Sandler 15:31.8 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Johnny Höglin 15:23.6 OR 1st, gold medalist(s)
Women
Event Athlete Race
Time Rank
500 m Ylva Hedlund 49.9 26
Christina Lindblom-Scherling 47.7 15
1000 m Ylva Hedlund 1:37.5 19
Christina Lindblom-Scherling 1:36.9 15
1500 m Ylva Hedlund 2:31.5 20
Christina Karlsson 2:31.4 18
Christina Lindblom-Scherling 2:27.5 9
3000 m Christina Karlsson 5:17.2 13
Christina Lindblom-Scherling 5:09.8 7

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