Thorild Olsson

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Thorild Olsson
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Personal information
Born 26 November 1886
Gothenburg, Sweden
Died 20 March 1934 (aged 48)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 1500–5000 m
Club Örgryte IS
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 m – 4:07.14 (1911)
5000 m – 15:25.2 (1912) [1]

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. [2] [3]

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