Gösta Lilliehöök (1884–1974)

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Gösta Lilliehöök
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Gösta Lilliehöök at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm, Sweden
Personal information
Born(1884-05-25)25 May 1884
Stockholm, Sweden
Died18 November 1974(1974-11-18) (aged 90)
Stockholm, Sweden
Sport
Sport Modern pentathlon
ClubA1 IF, Stockholm

Gustaf Malcolm "Gösta" Lilliehöök (25 May 1884 18 November 1974) was a Swedish officer and modern pentathlete. He won a gold medal in the first contested modern pentathlon at the Olympic Games in 1912. [1]

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Career

Lilliehöök was born on 25 May 1884 in Stockholm, Sweden, the son of First Marshal of the Court Carl Malcolm Lilliehöök and his wife Anna Ekelund. He was commissioned as an officer in Svea Artillery Regiment in 1906 with the rank of acting sub-lieutenant (underlöjtnant). Lilliehöök was promoted to lieutenant in 1910 and to captain in 1918 after which he was placed in the reserve. [2]

He won a gold medal in the first contested modern pentathlon at the Olympic Games in 1912. [3] He later became one of the first five employees of the national Swedish radio. [4]

Personal life

In 1922, Lilliehöök married Anna de Fine Blauw (born 1891), the daughter of the artist Dick Blauw and Marie de Fine Beyer. [2]

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References

  1. "Gösta Lilliehöök". Olympedia. Retrieved 27 May 2021.
  2. 1 2 Lindblad, Göran, ed. (1924). Vem är det: svensk biografisk handbok. 1925 [Who is it: Swedish biographical handbook. 1925] (in Swedish). Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Söners. pp. 445–446. SELIBR   6gnl7s754g5f6x82.
  3. Gösta Lilliehöök. sports-reference.com
  4. Gustaf Lilliehöök. Swedish Olympics Committee