Nils Engdahl

Nils Engdahl (4 November 1898 – 10 September 1983) was a Swedish runner who competed at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics in six 100–800 m events in total. He had his best achievements in the 4 × 400 m relay, in which his teams finished fifth and second in 1920 and 1924, respectively. Individually he won a bronze medal in the 400 m in 1920.[1][3][4]

Nils Engdahl
Engdahl and Fosselins 1926.jpg
Engdahl (left) in 1926
Personal information
Born4 November 1898
Västerhaninge, Sweden
Died10 September 1983 (aged 84)
Bromma, Sweden
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)100–800 m
ClubJärva IS, Ulriksdal, Solna
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 10.7 (1920)
400 m – 48.2 (1924)
800 m – 1:57.5 (1920)[1][2]

Together with his brother, Wilhelm "Wille" Engdahl, Nils Engdahl played football for IFK Stockholm before changing to athletics in 1917. From 1920 to 1935 he held Swedish records in the 200 m and from 1918 to 1934 in the 400 m. Between 1918 and 1927 he won four national titles in the 100 m, six in the 200 m, and six in the 400 m. He was the best Swedish runner over 100–400 m distances for three consecutive years.[4] In addition he played bandy for Järva IS until 1937. He later married Olympic diver Signe Johansson.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nils Engdahl. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Nils Engdahl. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Nils Engdahl. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ a b Nils Engdahl. storagrabbar.se