Valter Nyström

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Valter Nyström
Valter Nyström and Nell Sjöström 1952.jpg
Valter Nyström (left) and Nell Sjöström in 1952
Personal information
Born 30 December 1915
Högbo, Sweden
Died 11 March 2011 (aged 95)
Årsunda, Sweden
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 5,000 m; 10,000 m
Club Sandvikens Gymnastikklubb
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 5,000 m – 14.15.8 (1952)
10,000 m – 29:23.8 (1952)[1][2]

Valter Erik Nyström (30 December 1915 – 11 March 2011)[3] was a Swedish long-distance runner. He competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics and finished sixth in the 10,000 metres event.[1][4] He was Swedish national champion in the 10,000 m in 1947, 1949 and 1951 and in the 8,000 m cross-country event in 1947 and 1951. He was awarded the 148th Stora Grabbars Märke award in 1951, when he set national records over 10,000, 20,000, and 25,000 m, and the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1952.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (2015). "Valter Nyström Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Valter Nyström. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Åkerlind, Mats (12 March 2011). "In Memoriam – Valter Nyström" (in Swedish). Gefle IF Friidrott. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Valter Nyström. Swedish Olympic Committee.
  5. ^ "Medlemmar" (in Swedish). Stora Grabbar.se. 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Holmberg, Bengt; Owe Fröberg (2010). "Stora Grabbar" (in Swedish). Svenska Friidrottsförbundets. Retrieved 10 August 2015.