Åke Hedberg

Bernt Åke Hedberg (14 December 1929 – 7 April 1971) was a Swedish weightlifter. Competing in the middleweight division in 1952 he won the European title and placed sixth at the Summer Olympics. Next year he moved to a lighter weight category and finished second at the European championships.[1][2]

Åke Hedberg
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Personal information
Born(1929-12-14)14 December 1929
Vansbro, Sweden
Died7 April 1971(1971-04-07) (aged 41)
Västerås, Sweden
ClubKristinehamns ABK
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
European Weightlifting Championships
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki -75 kg
Silver medal – second place 1953 Stockholm -67.5 kg


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Åke Hedberg Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  2. ^ Åke Hedberg. chidlovski.net