Hans Johnny Höglin (born 26 February 1943) is a Swedish speed skater whose greatest moment was to win a gold medal in the 10000-meter event at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.[1]

Johnny Höglin
Kees Verkerk and Johnny Höglin Grenoble 1968.jpg
Kees Verkerk and Johnny Höglin (right) at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1943-02-26) 26 February 1943 (age 76)
Nykroppa, Sweden
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight78 kg (172 lb)
Sport
SportSpeed skating
ClubKarlstad SK
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)500 m – 40.3 (1970)

1000 m – 1:21.3 (1970)
1500 m – 2:02.1 (1972)
5000 m – 7:26.0 (1972)

10000 m – 15:23.6 (1968)

Höglin was a surprise winner, having never placed higher than 10th in the European or World Championships, and having finished fifth in the 1500 and 5000-meter races at the 1968 Olympics. He nevertheless edged favorite Fred Anton Maier by 0.3 seconds to win the 10000 meters.[2]

At the 1972 Winter Olympics Höglin finished 9th in the 1500 meters and 12th in the 5000 meters.[2]

Höglin's younger brother Urban, along with Urban's fiancée Heidi Paakkonen, was murdered while touring New Zealand in 1989. [1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johnny Höglin. Swedish Olympic Committee
  2. ^ a b Johnny Höglin. sports-reference.com

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