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Claes Egnell

Full name: Claes Robert Herman Vidarsson Egnell
Gender: Male
Born: January 29, 1916 in Örebro, Örebro, Sweden
Died: January 15, 2012 in Falun, Dalarna, Sweden
Affiliations: I3 IF, Örebro (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Shooting, Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Claes Egnell was a very versatile athlete who took part in Olympic Summer and Winter Games, in the latter in the demonstration sport of winter pentathlon, which was only held in St. Moritz in 1948. He was the only one of the four Swedish participants who did not finish the event, although he was in fourth place when he was forced to withdraw due to a complex fracture of his leg suffered in the downhill skiing event, which had doctors concerned that they might have to amputate his foot. He recovered, however, and in the same year, also took part in London in shooting and four years later in Helsinki was a member of the Swedish team that won silver in the modern pentathlon team event. In addition to his Olympic sports, Egnell also competed in fencing, ski running, tennis and horse riding

A newspaper in his native Örebro awarded Egnell a medal as early as 1939 for being the best known personality in local sports. In1945 he received the renowned Svenska-Dagbladet-Medal for winning two Swedish Championships after struggling hard to come back after a severe injury. From Örebro he moved to Falun when he was appointed Secretary-General of the World Ski Championships there in 1974. Until his death he remained devoted to modern pentathlon and was a guest of honor at the World Cup final in Uppsala in 2005.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 32 London Shooting Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres Sweden SWE 24
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Sweden SWE 11
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Men's Team Sweden SWE 2 Silver

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS T W T TH
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden Final Standings 11 82
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden Riding 14T 100 10:18.6
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden Fencing 3 30 7
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden Shooting 13 183 20
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden Swimming 23 4:54.3
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden Running 29 16:04.9

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TO AIO IO
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden SWE Final Standings 2 182 78
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden SWE Riding 1 18 13
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden SWE Fencing 1T 16 3
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden SWE Shooting 8 68 13
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden SWE Swimming 2 29 21
1952 Summer 36 Helsinki Modern Pentathlon Sweden SWE Running 6 51 28

Men's Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit PTS TH R1P R2P 10s
1948 Summer 32 London Shooting Sweden SWE Final Standings 548 59 276 272 35
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