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Hans Lennart Olofsson Strandberg (26 March 1915 – 23 December 1989) was a Swedish sprinter. He specialized in the 100 metres event, in which he won a bronze medal at the 1938 European Championships and finished sixth at the 1936 Summer Olympics. In 1938, he also won a silver medal with the Swedish 4 × 100 m relay team.[1][3]

Lennart Strandberg
Lennart Strandberg SG.jpg
Personal information
Born26 March 1915
Malmö, Sweden
Died23 December 1989 (aged 74)
Ystad, Sweden
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint
ClubMAI, Malmö
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 10.3 (1936)
200 m – 21.4 (1942)[1][2]

Strandberg held Swedish titles in the 100 m (1934–38, 1940–43, 1945 and 1947), 200 m (1934–45), 4 × 100 m (1934–38, 1942–44, 1946–47 and 1950–52) and 4 × 400 m events (1935, 1937 and 1939). His 1936 Swedish record in the 100 m equaled the world record. His son Bobby was a national sprint coach in the 1960s.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Lennart Strandberg". sports-reference.com.
  2. ^ Lennart Strandberg. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ "Lennart Strandberg" (in Swedish). Swedish Olympic Committee. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  4. ^ Lennart Strandberg 1915–1989 Archived 12 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. storagrabbar.se