Sven Thorell

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Sven Thorell
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Personal information
Born 18 February 1888
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 29 April 1974 (aged 86)
Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden
Sailing career
Club SSS, Stockholm

Sven Gustav Thorell (18 February 1888 – 29 April 1974) was a Swedish sailor who competed in the mixed one-person dinghy event at the 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics. He won the gold medal in 1928 and finished ninth in 1932. [1] In 1933–34 Thorell was president of the Swedish Canoe Federation. [2]

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  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Sven Thorell". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC.
  2. Sven Thorell. Swedish Olympic Committee