Karl-Erik Åström

Karl-Erik Åström (18 April 1924 - 9 December 1993[1]) was a Swedish cross-country skier who competed in the 1950s. He won two gold medals at the 1950 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the 18 km and the 4 x 10 km.

Karl-Erik Åström
Medal record
Men's cross-country skiing
Representing  Sweden
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1950 Lake Placid 18 km
Gold medal – first place 1950 Lake Placid 4 x 10 km


Karl-Erik Åström made his only appearance in the international stage during the 1950 Nordic World Ski Championship which was held in Rumford, Maine. After being a reserve for the Swedish team in the 1948 Winter Olympics held in St. Moritz, he was selected in the same spot in 1950 but was then granted a spot in the men's cross country which was held on 3 February where he claimed the gold medal ahead of fellow Swedish competitor Enar Josefsson who was the favourite leading into the race.[2] Two days later, he would be part of the Swedish team that won the 4x10km relay with Nils Täpp, Martin Lundström and Enar Josefsson.[3]

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[4]

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 2 medals – (2 gold)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km   4 × 10 km 
1950 26 Gold Gold


  1. ^ Profil auf sporthistoria.se
  2. ^ "Aastrom of Sweden Wins at Rumford". The Bangor Daily News. Rumford. 4 February 1950 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Claassen, Harold (6 February 1950). "Sweden Wins World Relay Ski Championship at Rumford Meet". The Bangor Daily News. Rumford – via newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Karl-Erik ASTRÖM". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 16 September 2020.

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