Erik Svensson

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Erik Svensson
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Personal information
Born10 September 1903
Jönköping, Sweden
Died22 September 1986 (aged 83)
Falkenberg, Sweden
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Long jump, triple jump
ClubIK Tord, Jönköping;
Falkenbergs IK
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)LJ – 7.53 m (1934)
TJ – 15.32 m (1932)

Karl Erik Emanuel "Spänst" Svensson (also Eric; 10 September 1903 – 22 September 1986[1]) was a Swedish athlete who specialized in the long jump and triple jump. In the long jump he finished eighth and fourth at the 1928 and 1932 Olympics, respectively. In the triple jump he won silver medals at the 1932 Olympics and 1934 European Championships.[2][3]

Nationally Svensson won the long jump and triple jump titles in 1933 and held Swedish records in the triple jump (1931–48) and long jump (1934–59).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stora Grabbar 51–100 (in Swedish)
  2. ^ Alrik Larsson (1990). Hallands Nyheter – En tidnings historia (in Swedish). p. 160.
  3. ^ Visuellt, nr. 2, 29 november 2004: Arne Åhman vid sitt barndomshem i Ådal Nordingrå 1950 (in Swedish)
  4. ^ Eric Svensson Archived 25 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com

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