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Arvid Andersson

Full name: Olov Arvid Andersson
Nickname(s): Starke Arvid II
Gender: Male
Weight: 60, 67 kg
Born: May 19, 1919 in Sunne, Värmland, Sweden
Died: September 20, 2011 in Kristinehamn, Värmland, Sweden
Affiliations: Kristinehamns ABK, Kristinehamn (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Arvid Andersson, known as “Strong Arvid,” was world weightlifting champion in 1946 in the featherweight class, with a total of 320 kg. Andersson placed third in the lightweight class at the 1949 World Championships, but he was also European Champion in 1947 (featherweight) and 1949 (lightweight). Andersson worked as a firefighter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Sweden SWE 13
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Sweden SWE 12

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Final Standings 13 292.5
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Snatch 6T 92.5
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Snatch Lift #1 AC 92.5 x
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Snatch Lift #2 AC 92.5 x
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Snatch Lift #3 AC 92.5 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Clean & Jerk 13T 115.0
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 115.0 x
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Military Press 13T 85.0
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Military Press Lift #1 AC 85.0 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Sweden SWE Military Press Lift #2 AC 90.0 x

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Final Standings 12 317.5
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Snatch 9 102.5
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Military Press 15T 92.5
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Military Press Lift #1 AC 85.0 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Military Press Lift #2 AC 90.0 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Military Press Lift #3 AC 92.5 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Snatch Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Snatch Lift #2 AC 102.5 x
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Snatch Lift #3 AC 102.5 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Clean & Jerk 13T 122.5
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 122.5 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 127.5 x
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Sweden SWE Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 127.5 x
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