Thorvald Strömberg

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Thorvald Strömberg
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Strömberg at the 1952 Olympics
Personal information
Born17 March 1931
Kirkkonummi, Finland
Died9 December 2010 (aged 79)
Ekenäs, Finland
Sport
Sport Canoe sprint
ClubKanotklubben Wågen, Raseborg

Lennart Thorvald Strömberg (17 March 1931 – 9 December 2010) was a Finnish sprint canoeist who competed at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics in the individual 1000 m and 10,000 m events. He won a gold and a silver medal in 1952 and placed fourth over 10,000 m in 1956. [1]

Strömberg also won three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with two golds (K-1 10000 m: 1950, 1958) and a silver (K-1 1000 m: 1950). [1]

After retiring from competitions Strömberg was the chairman of his canoe club in Ekenäs and a member of the Finnish canoe/kayak federation. In 2000, he received a Pro-sports award from the Finnish ministry of education. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Thorvald Strömberg. Sports-reference.com