Lennart Strandberg

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Lennart Strandberg
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Personal information
Born 26 March 1915
Malmö, Sweden
Died 23 December 1989 (aged 74)
Ystad, Sweden
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Sprint
Club MAI, Malmö
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 10.3 (1936)
200 m – 21.4 (1942) [1] [2]

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. [1] [3]

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Strandberg held Swedish titles in the 100 m (1934–38, 1940–43, 1945 and 1947), 200 m (1934–45), 4 × 100 m (1934–38, 1942–44, 1946–47 and 1950–52) and 4 × 400 m events (1935, 1937 and 1939). His 1936 Swedish record in the 100 m equaled the world record. His son Bobby was a national sprint coach in the 1960s. [4]

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