|Born|| 26 March 1915|
|Died|| 23 December 1989 (aged 74)|
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)|| 100 m – 10.3 (1936)|
200 m – 21.4 (1942)
Hans Lennart Olofsson Strandberg (26 March 1915 – 23 December 1989) was a Swedish sprinter. He specialized in the 100 metres event, in which he won a bronze medal at the 1938 European Championships and finished sixth at the 1936 Summer Olympics. In 1938, he also won a silver medal with the Swedish 4 × 100 m relay team.
Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.
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