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Volger Andersson

Full name: Karl Volger Andersson
Gender: Male
Born: January 19, 1896 in Njurunda, Sundsvall, Västernorrland, Sweden
Died: October 6, 1969 in Njurunda, Sundsvall, Västernorrland, Sweden
Affiliations: Njurunda IK, Njurunda (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Cross Country Skiing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Volger Andersson’s major international success was the bronze medal in the 50 km race at the 1928 Winter Olympics, although he was 13:43 behind gold medalist Per Erik Hedlund]. With [Gustaf Jonsson in second Swedish athletes took all three medals. Andersson also competed in the 18 km but abandoned the race. His medal came as a surprise because he was considered as a reserve. In 1924 Andersson and other Swedish runners had declined the invitation to the Olympics on the grounds that they “had to think about the district championships."

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 18 kilometres Sweden SWE AC DNF
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Men's 50 kilometres Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's 18 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings AC DNF

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T I1T I1R I2T I2R I3T I3R I4T I4R I5T I5R I6T I6R I7T I7R
1928 Winter 32 Sankt Moritz Cross Country Skiing Sweden Final Standings 3 5-05:46 24:47 2 48:24 =2 1-21:00 3 1-45:00 2 2-13:02 2 3-50:48 3 4-37:04 3