Carl-Axel Christiernsson

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Carl-Axel Christiernsson
Carl-Axel Christiernsson SOK.jpg
Personal information
Born7 January 1898
Stockholm, Sweden
Died27 October 1969 (aged 71)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)110, 400 m hurdles, sprint, triple jump, decathlon
ClubKronobergs IK, Stockholm
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)110 mH – 14.9 (1926)
400 mH – 54.9 (1922)
200 m – 22.3 (1921)
TJ – 13.60 m (1918)
Dec – 7072 (1919)[1]

Carl-Axel "Cacka" Christiernsson (7 January 1898 – 27 October 1969) was a Swedish hurdler who competed at the 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics. In 1920 he finished fifth in the 400 m and sixth in the 110 m event. Four years later he placed fourth in the 110 m final.[2]

Nationally Christiernsson won the Swedish hurdles titles over 110 m in 1920–22 and over 400 m in 1920–22 and 1924; he was also the English AAA champion in the 440 yards in 1921. In 1922–1926 he occasionally competed in the United States and set American indoor hurdles records over 60, 80 and 100 yards.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carl-Axel Christiernsson. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ Carl-Axel Christiernsson. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Carl-Axel Christiernsson. Swedish Olympic Committee
  4. ^ Carl-Axel "Cacke" Christiernsson 1898–1969 Archived 6 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine. storagrabbar.se