|Born||21 June 1894|
|Died||6 August 1972 (aged 78)|
Torkel Persson (June 21, 1894, Undersåker, Jämtland – August 6, 1972) was a Swedish cross-country skier from Offerdal in Jämtland who competed in the 1924 Winter Olympics.
In 1924 he finished fifth in the 50 kilometre event as well as ninth in the 18 km competition.
|Year||Age||18 km||50 km|
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