Arvid Andersson (weightlifter)

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Arvid Andersson
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Personal information
Full name Olov Arvid Andersson
Born 19 May 1919
Sunne, Sweden
Died 20 September 2011(2011-09-20) (aged 92)
Kristinehamn, Sweden
Sport Weightlifting

Olov Arvid Andersson (19 May 1919 20 September 2011) was a Swedish weightlifter who competed at two editions of the summer Olympic Games. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London he placed 13th in a field of 23 competitors in the men's featherweight event and 12th among 24 participants in the lightweight division at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. Born in Sunne, Sweden, he was a member of Kristinehamns ABK and won gold medals at the 1947 and 1949 editions of the European Weightlifting Championships in the feather and lightweight categories respectively. He captured an additional gold medal at the 1946 World Weightlifting Championships in the featherweight tournament and a bronze medal at the 1949 edition in the lightweight category. [1] He was awarded the 1946 Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal for his victory at the World Championships. [2] He died on 20 September 2011 in Kristinehamn at the age of 92. [3]

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  1. Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (23 March 2011). "Arvid Andersson Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Retrieved 2011-05-17.
  2. "Bragdmedaljörer genom tiderna". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Schibsted. 2010-11-19. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-17.
  3. "Arvid 'Strong Arvid' Andersson, a 1946 world weightlifting champion from Sweden, dies at 92". The Washington Post . 2011-09-21. Retrieved 2011-09-21.