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Karl Rune Larsson (17 June 1924 – 17 September 2016)[2] was a Swedish sprinter and hurdler who specialized in 400 m events. He competed at the 1948 and 1952 Summer Olympics and won two bronze medals in 1948: in the 400 m hurdles and 4 × 400 m relay. He also won bronze medals in the same events at the European championships of 1946 and 1950.[3] Larsson received the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1951.[4][5]

Rune Larsson
Rune Larsson.jpg
Rune Larsson during the 1940's
Personal information
Born(1924-06-17)17 June 1924
Stockholm, Sweden
Died17 September 2016(2016-09-17) (aged 92)
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 m, 400 m hurles
ClubUoIF Matteus-Pojkarna, Stockholm
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m – 47.9 (1948)
400 mH – 51.9 (1948)[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rune Larsson. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ Minnessida för Rune Larsson Archived 2016-10-05 at the Wayback Machine ‹See Tfd›(in Swedish)
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Rune Larsson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  4. ^ Rune Larsson. storagrabbar.se
  5. ^ Rune Larsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
Preceded by
Lennart Bergelin
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
1951
Succeeded by
Valter Nyström