Sweden at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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Sweden at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Flag of Sweden.svg
IOC code SWE
NOC Swedish Olympic Committee
Website www.sok.se  (in Swedish and English)
in London
Competitors181 (162 men and 19 women) in 18 sports
Medals
Ranked 2nd
Gold
16
Silver
11
Bronze
17
Total
44
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

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. [1]

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Medalists

MedalNameSportEventDate
Gold medal icon.svg Gold John Ljunggren Athletics Men's 50 kilometres walk 31 July
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Arne Åhman Athletics Men's triple jump 3 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold William Grut Modern pentathlon Men's individual4 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Tore Sjöstrand Athletics Men's 3000 metres steeplechase 5 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Henry Eriksson Athletics Men's 1500 metres 6 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Kurt Pettersén Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman bantamweight 6 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Gustav Freij Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman lightweight 6 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Gösta Andersson Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman welterweight 6 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Axel Grönberg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman middleweight [2] 6 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Karl-Erik Nilsson Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman light heavyweight [3] 6 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold John Mikaelsson Athletics Men's 10 kilometres walk 7 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Gert Fredriksson Canoeing Men's K-1 10000 metres 11 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Hans Berglund
Lennart Klingström
Canoeing Men's K-2 10000 metres 11 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Gert Fredriksson Canoeing Men's K-1 1000 metres 12 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Gunnar Åkerlund
Hans Wetterström
Canoeing Men's K-2 1000 metres 12 August
Gold medal icon.svg Gold Sweden national football team Football Men's tournament13 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Ivar Sjölin Wrestling Men's freestyle featherweight 31 July
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Gösta Frändfors Wrestling Men's freestyle lightweight 31 July
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bertil Antonsson Wrestling Men's freestyle heavyweight 31 July
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Erik Elmsäter Athletics Men's 3000 metres steeplechase 5 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Lennart Strand Athletics Men's 1500 metres 6 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Olle Anderberg Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman featherweight 6 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Tor Nilsson Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman heavyweight 6 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Ingemar Johansson Athletics Men's 10 kilometres walk 7 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Folke Bohlin
Gösta Brodin
Hugo Johnson
Sailing Dragon 12 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Gunnar Nilsson Boxing Men's heavyweight 13 August
Silver medal icon.svg Silver Robert Selfelt
Olof Stahre
Sigurd Svensson
Equestrian Team eventing 13 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Bertil Albertsson Athletics Men's 10,000 metres 30 July
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Rune Larsson Athletics Men's 400 metres hurdles 31 July
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Thure Johansson Wrestling Men's freestyle flyweight 31 July
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Erik Lindén Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight 31 July
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Bengt Fahlqvist Wrestling Men's freestyle light heavyweight 31 July
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Torsten Ullman Shooting Men's 50 metre pistol 2 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Jonas Jonsson Shooting Men's 50 metre rifle, prone position 3 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Ann-Britt Leyman Athletics Women's long jump 4 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Gösta Gärdin Modern pentathlon Men's individual4 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Sven Lundquist Shooting 25 metre rapid fire pistol 4 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Göte Hagström Athletics Men's 3000 metres steeplechase 5 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Per Hjalmar Carleson
Frank Cervell
Carl Forssell
Bengt Ljungquist
Sven Thofelt
Arne Tollbom
Fencing Men's team épée 6 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Folke Alnevik
Rune Larsson
Kurt Lundquist
Lars-Erik Wolfbrandt
Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres relay 7 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Gustaf Adolf Boltenstern, Jr. Equestrian Individual dressage 10 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Gösta Magnusson Weightlifting Men's 82.5 kg 11 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Carl Robert Ameln
Martin Hindorff
Tore Holm
Torsten Lord
Gösta Salén
Sailing Men's 6 metre class 12 August
Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Robert Selfelt Equestrian Individual eventing 13 August

Athletics

Men's 110 metres hurdles

Boxing

Canoeing

Cycling

Four cyclists, all men, represented Sweden in 1948.

Individual road race
Team road race

Diving

Equestrian

Fencing

Eight fencers, all men, represented Sweden in 1948.

Men's foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre

Football

Gymnastics

Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Sweden in 1948.

Rowing

Sweden had three male rowers participate in two out of seven rowing events in 1948. [4]

Men's single sculls
Men's coxless pair

Sailing

Shooting

Eleven shooters represented Sweden in 1948.

25 metre pistol
50 metre pistol
300 metre rifle
50 metre rifle

Swimming

Water polo

Weightlifting

Wrestling

Art competitions

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