|Born||26 March 1911|
|Died||23 April 2001 (aged 90)|
|Height||1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|Event(s)||Javelin throw, decathlon|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||JT – 75.10 m (1937)|
Dec – 6268 (1940)
Lennart Folke Alfons Atterwall (born Ohlsson, 26 March 1911 – 23 April 2001) was a Swedish javelin thrower. He finished fourth at the 1936 Summer Olympics and won the European title in 1946.Atterwall held Swedish titles in the javelin throw (1934–35, 37–41 and 1946), pentathlon (1937) and decathlon (1940).
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Events from the year 2001 in Sweden
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