Per-Olof Östrand

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Per-Olof Östrand (13 June 1930 – 26 October 1980) was a Swedish freestyle swimmer. He competed at the 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics in six 200–1500 m freestyle events in total, and won a bronze medal in the 400 m freestyle in 1952. His 4 × 200 m relay teams finished in fourth place in 1948 and 1952;[1] they won gold medals at the European championships in 1947 and 1954.[2]

Per-Olof Östrand
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Personal information
Born13 June 1930
Hofors, Sweden
Died26 October 1980 (aged 50)
Skärholmen, Sweden
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubHofors AIF
IF Elfsborg, Borås

Nationally Östrand won 15 swimming titles between 1947 and 1955, and competed in water polo for his club Hofors AIF.[3] He won the 1949 British 'Open' ASA National Championship 220 yards freestyle title [4] and he won the 1949 ASA National Championship 440 yards freestyle title.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Per-Olof Östrand. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Schwimmen – Europameisterschaften (Herren – Teil 1). sport-komplett.de
  3. ^ Per-Olof Östrand. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ ""Swimming." Times, 22 July 1949, p. 6". Times Digital Archive.
  5. ^ ""Swimming." Times, 23 July 1949, p. 6". Times Digital Archive.