Gunnar Larsson (cross-country skier)

Ål Lars Gunnar "Hulån" Larsson (born 1 July 1944) was a retired Swedish cross-country skier. He competed at the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics in the 15, 30, 50 and 4 × 10 km events and won two medals in 1968: a silver in the 4 × 10 km relay and a bronze over 15 km. In 1972 he finished fourth in the relay and 30 km events.[1][2]

Gunnar Larsson
Gunnar Larsson (skier) Grenoble 1968.jpg
Larsson at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born1 July 1944 (1944-07) (age 75)
Järna, Vansbro, Sweden
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubHulåns IF, Dala-Järna, Vansbro

Domestically, Larsson won Swedish titles in the 15 km in 1971 and in the 30 km in 1969. His son Mats also became an Olympic cross-country skier.[1]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[3]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 2 medals – (1 silver, 1 bronze)
 Year   Age   15 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1968 23 Bronze 8 6 Silver
1972 27 8 4 20 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Gunnar Larsson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ Gunnar Larsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "LARSSON Gunnar". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 14 January 2020.

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