|Born|| 18 February 1888|
|Died|| 29 April 1974 (aged 86)|
Bromma, Stockholm, Sweden
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.In 1933–34 Thorell was president of the Swedish Canoe Federation.
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 2.4 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.
A sailor, seaman, mariner, or seafarer is a person who works aboard a watercraft as part of its crew, and may work in any one in a number of different fields that are related to the operation and maintenance of a ship.
The Twelve Foot Dinghy was designed by George Cockshott, an amateur boat designer from Southport, England in response to a 1912 design contest. It became the first one-design racing dinghy to achieve international recognition.The class was granted the 'International' status by the IYRU in 1919 and remained this status until 1964 when it was revoked by the same authority. The class was selected as one of the Olympic classes for the Olympics in 1920 & 1928.
Sven Åke Albert Rydell was a Swedish footballer who played as a forward. He was the all-time leading scorer for the Swedish national team until 4 September 2014, when Zlatan Ibrahimović overtook him by scoring his 50th international goal.
Thorell may refer to various people
Gillis Emanuel Grafström was a Swedish figure skater. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He won three successive Olympic gold medals in Men's Figure Skating as well as an Olympic silver medal in the same event in 1932, and three World Championships. He and Eddie Eagan are the only athletes to have won a gold medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Grafström has the further distinction of being the only person to have won an individual gold medal in both the Summer (1920) and Winter Olympics, although Eagan remains the only one to have managed the feat in different disciplines. Grafstrom is one of the few athletes who have competed in both the Summer and Winter Olympic games. He is one of the oldest figure skating Olympic champions.
Sven "Uttern" Ludvig Utterström was a Swedish skier who competed in cross country.
Sven Selånger was a Swedish Nordic skier. He competed at the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics in the Nordic combined and ski jumping events and won a silver in the jumping in 1936. In 1932 he finished fourth in the jumping and fifth in the Nordic combined. He was the Swedish Olympic flag bearer in 1932 and 1936.
Per-Erik Hedlund was a Swedish cross-country skier. He competed in the 18 and 50 km events at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics and won the gold medal over 50 km in 1928, more than 13 minutes ahead of fellow Swede Gustaf Jonsson. While competing, he wore a show-white outfit, which was later considered as lucky, and was worn by Swedish Nordic skiers at every Winter Olympics for the next 48 years.
Sweden competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 100 competitors, 87 men and 13 women, took part in 66 events in 11 sports.
Sweden competed at the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States. 81 competitors, 78 men and 3 women, took part in 51 events in 12 sports.
Sweden competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. 171 competitors, 163 men and 8 women, took part in 84 events in 17 sports.
Sweden competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 206 competitors, 183 men and 23 women, took part in 124 events in 17 sports.
Sweden competed at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, England. 181 competitors, 162 men and 19 women, took part in 100 events in 18 sports.
Emil Edvin Wide was a Swedish middle-distance and long-distance runner.
Sven August Wilhelm Colliander was a Swedish Lieutenant General and horse rider who competed in the 1928 and 1936 Summer Olympics.
Sven Gustaf Alvar Höglund was a Swedish cyclist who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He finished eighth in the individual road race and won a bronze medal with the Swedish team. He won the team road race at the Swedish championships of 1935 and 1936 and at the 1933 Nordic Championship, where he finished second individually.
Erik Malmberg was a Swedish wrestler. He competed at the 1924, 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics in Greco-Roman events and won a bronze, a silver, and a gold medal, respectively. His younger brother Algost also took part in the 1928 Games, but as a freestyle wrestler. Malmberg was a businessman by trade.
Sven Richard Friberg was a Swedish association football player who won a bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics. Between 1915 and 1928 he played 41 international matches and scored no goals.
Bo Lindman was a Swedish modern pentathlete. He participated at the 1924, 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics and won one gold and two silver medals; in 1932 he also competed in the individual épée fencing event. Lindman was the Olympic flag bearer for Sweden in 1928, 1932 and 1936.
Sven Alfred Thofelt was a Swedish modern pentathlete and épée fencer who competed at the 1928, 1932, 1936 and 1948 Summer Olympics.
The 12' Dinghy was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics program in Amsterdam. A combination of Preliminary series and final series were scheduled. 23 sailors from 20 nations competed on twelve 12' Dinghies that were supplied by the Royal Dutch Yachting Union (Koninklijke Verbonden Nederlandsche Watersport Vereenigingen).
Events from the year 1993 in Sweden
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