Gustaf Jonsson

Karl Gustaf Jonsson (7 July 1903 – 30 July 1990) was a Swedish cross-country skier. He competed in the 50 km event at the 1928 and 1932 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1928, finishing ninth four years later.[1][2]

Gustaf Jonsson
Gustaf Jonsson 1928.jpg
Jonsson at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born7 July 1903
Lycksele, Sweden
Died30 July 1990 (aged 87)
Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden
Height165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Sport
SportCross-country skiing
ClubLycksele IF (−1927)
Husum IF (1927–)

At the Nordic World Ski Championships he placed fourth-fifth in the 30 km and 50 km events in 1926 and 1929. In 1930 he finished second in the Vasa run, and in 1925 won the national 30 km title.[1]

During his career Jonsson was considered a waxing expert, and later became a ski wax producer. He was featured in the 1988 documentary film De sista skidåkarna (The Last Skiers).[1]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

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

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 silver)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km 
1928 24 Silver
1932 28 9

World ChampionshipsEdit

 Year   Age   17 km  18 km  30 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1926 22 N/A N/A 4 5 N/A
1929 25 5 N/A N/A 5 N/A
1938 34 N/A 11 N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Gustaf Jonsson. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Gustaf Jonsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  3. ^ "JONSSON Gustaf". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

External linksEdit