|Born|| 26 November 1886|
|Died|| 20 March 1934 (aged 48)|
|Height||173 cm (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||61 kg (134 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)|| 1500 m – 4:07.14 (1911)|
5000 m – 15:25.2 (1912)
Thorild Olsson (26 November 1886 – 20 March 1934) was a Swedish runner who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He helped the Swedish 3000 m relay team in finishing second, but did not receive a medal as only the three best runners from a team were counted, while he was fourth. He failed to reach the final of the individual 5000 m event.
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.
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