William Pettersson

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William Pettersson
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Born October 6, 1895
Died May 10, 1965

Reinhold William Eugen Pettersson[1] (October 6, 1895 – May 10, 1965) was a Swedish athlete who mainly competed in the men's long jump.

He was born in Sandby, Öland.

Petersson competed for Sweden at the 1920 Summer Olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium in the long jump where he won the gold medal. He then helped the Swedish team to a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metre relay with the help of team mates Agne Holmström, Sven Malm and Nils Sandström.


  1. ^ He later changed his name to Björneman.

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