Folke Alnevik

Arvid Folke Alnevik (born 31 December 1919) is a former Swedish sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres. He had his best results in the 4×400 metre relay, winning bronze medals at the 1946 European Championships and 1948 Summer Olympics.[1] Alnevik was a career military officer and retired with the rank of major. After that he worked as a sports official and was a driving force behind promotion of golf in Gävle area.[3] As of the 2018 Winter Olympics, he holds the status as the oldest living Olympic medalist.[4]

Folke Alnevik
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Personal information
Full nameArvid Folke Alnevik
Born (1919-12-31) 31 December 1919 (age 100)
Arbrå, Sweden
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Event(s)400 m
ClubI14 IF, Gävle
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m – 48.1 (1947)[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Folke Alnevik". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012.
  2. ^ Folke Alnevik.
  3. ^ Folke Alnevik. Swedish Olympic Committee.
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