Sweden at the 1948 Summer Olympics

Sweden competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 181 competitors, 162 men and 19 women, took part in 100 events in 18 sports.[1]

Sweden at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of Sweden.svg
IOC codeSWE
NOCSwedish Olympic Committee
Websitewww.sok.se (in Swedish and English)
in London
Competitors181 (162 men and 19 women) in 18 sports
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
16
Silver
11
Bronze
17
Total
44
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event Date
  Gold John Ljunggren Athletics Men's 50 kilometres walk 31 July
  Gold Arne Åhman Athletics Men's triple jump 3 August
  Gold William Grut Modern pentathlon Men's individual 4 August
  Gold Tore Sjöstrand Athletics Men's 3000 metres steeplechase 5 August
  Gold Henry Eriksson Athletics Men's 1500 metres 6 August
  Gold Kurt Pettersén Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight 6 August
  Gold Gustav Freij Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman lightweight 6 August
  Gold Gösta Andersson Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman welterweight 6 August
  Gold Axel Grönberg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman middleweight[2] 6 August
  Gold Karl-Erik Nilsson Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight[3] 6 August
  Gold John Mikaelsson Athletics Men's 10 kilometres walk 7 August
  Gold Gert Fredriksson Canoeing Men's K-1 10000 metres 11 August
  Gold Hans Berglund
Lennart Klingström
Canoeing Men's K-2 10000 metres 11 August
  Gold Gert Fredriksson Canoeing Men's K-1 1000 metres 12 August
  Gold Gunnar Åkerlund
Hans Wetterström
Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 metres 12 August
  Gold Sweden national football team Football Men's tournament 13 August
  Silver Ivar Sjölin Wrestling Men's freestyle featherweight 31 July
  Silver Gösta Frändfors Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight 31 July
  Silver Bertil Antonsson Wrestling Men's freestyle heavyweight 31 July
  Silver Erik Elmsäter Athletics Men's 3000 metres steeplechase 5 August
  Silver Lennart Strand Athletics Men's 1500 metres 6 August
  Silver Olle Anderberg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman featherweight 6 August
  Silver Tor Nilsson Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight 6 August
  Silver Ingemar Johansson Athletics Men's 10 kilometres walk 7 August
  Silver Folke Bohlin
Gösta Brodin
Hugo Johnson
Sailing Dragon 12 August
  Silver Gunnar Nilsson Boxing Men's heavyweight 13 August
  Silver Robert Selfelt
Olof Stahre
Sigurd Svensson
Equestrian Team eventing 13 August
  Bronze Bertil Albertsson Athletics Men's 10,000 metres 30 July
  Bronze Rune Larsson Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles 31 July
  Bronze Thure Johansson Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight 31 July
  Bronze Erik Lindén Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight 31 July
  Bronze Bengt Fahlqvist Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight 31 July
  Bronze Torsten Ullman Shooting Men's 50 metre pistol 2 August
  Bronze Jonas Jonsson Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle, prone position 3 August
  Bronze Ann-Britt Leyman Athletics Women's long jump 4 August
  Bronze Gösta Gärdin Modern pentathlon Men's individual 4 August
  Bronze Sven Lundquist Shooting 25 metre rapid fire pistol 4 August
  Bronze Göte Hagström Athletics Men's 3000 metres steeplechase 5 August
  Bronze Per Hjalmar Carleson
Frank Cervell
Carl Forssell
Bengt Ljungquist
Sven Thofelt
Arne Tollbom
Fencing Men's team épée 6 August
  Bronze Folke Alnevik
Rune Larsson
Kurt Lundquist
Lars-Erik Wolfbrandt
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres relay 7 August
  Bronze Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr. Equestrian Individual dressage 10 August
  Bronze Gösta Magnusson Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg 11 August
  Bronze Carl Robert Ameln
Martin Hindorff
Tore Holm
Torsten Lord
Gösta Salén
Sailing Men's 6 metre class 12 August
  Bronze Robert Selfelt Equestrian Individual eventing 13 August

AthleticsEdit

Men's 110 metres hurdles

BoxingEdit

CanoeingEdit

CyclingEdit

Four cyclists, all men, represented Sweden in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race

DivingEdit

EquestrianEdit

FencingEdit

Eight fencers, all men, represented Sweden in 1948.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre

FootballEdit

GymnasticsEdit

Modern pentathlonEdit

Three male pentathletes represented Sweden in 1948.

RowingEdit

Sweden had three male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1948.[4]

Men's single sculls
Men's coxless pair

SailingEdit

ShootingEdit

Eleven shooters represented Sweden in 1948.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

SwimmingEdit

Water poloEdit

WeightliftingEdit

WrestlingEdit

Art competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sweden at the 1948 London Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  2. ^ databaseOlympics.com . Retrieved 2011-12-20.
  3. ^ databaseOlympics.com . Archived 13 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2011-12-20.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Sweden Rowing at the 1948 London Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 13 March 2018.