Sven Utterström

Sven "Uttern" Ludvig Utterström (16 May 1901, Boden, Sweden – 7 May 1979 in Boden, Sweden) was a Swedish skier who competed in cross-country skiing.

Sven Utterström
Sven Utterström, 1932.jpg
Sven Utterström in 1932
Full nameSven Ludvig Utterström
Born(1901-05-16)16 May 1901
Boden, Sweden
Died7 May 1979(1979-05-07) (aged 77)
Boden, Sweden
Ski clubBodens BK

He was born in Boden, Sweden, raced for Bodens BK, and won several medals at the Winter Olympics, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, and the Holmenkollen ski festival.

Utterström won the 50 km cross-country event at the Holmenkollen ski festival in 1929 and 1930. He was only the third non-Norwegian to win any event there (Finland's Anton Collin and Martti Lappalainen were the first two, winning the 50 km in 1922 and 1928, respectively.).

At the 1928 Winter Olympics he finished ninth in the 18 km competition.

Four years later at the 1932 Winter Olympics, Utterström won the 18 km. In the 50 km event he finished sixth.

In 1930, he won the 50 km at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and was on the 4 × 10 km relay that won the inaugural event at the 1933 Nordic skiing World Championships. He also won a silver in the 50 km at the 1933 event as well.

Utterström also won the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal in 1929 (Shared with Gillis Grafström).

Cross-country skiing resultsEdit

All results are sourced from the International Ski Federation (FIS).[1]

Olympic GamesEdit

  • 1 medal – (1 gold)
 Year   Age   18 km   50 km 
1928 26 9
1932 30 Gold 6

World ChampionshipsEdit

  • 3 medals – (2 gold, 1 silver)
 Year   Age   17 km  18 km  50 km  4 × 10 km 
 relay 
1930 28 N/A Gold N/A
1933 31 N/A 5 Silver Gold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UTTERSTROEM Sven". FIS-Ski. International Ski Federation. Retrieved 12 January 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Per-Erik Hedlund
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal with Gillis Grafström
1929
Succeeded by
Johan Richthoff