Full name: Rolf Axel Andreas Hedenlund
Born: February 11, 1888 in Borås, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Died: April 18, 1919 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: IK Borås, Borås (SWE)
Axel Hedenlund had a very short career, clearing 1.80 indoors in December 1907 as a virtual unknown, which bettered the Swedish national record. Two-and-half-months later he jumped 1.82 indoors to break the Scandinavian record. Before entering the 1908 Olympics Hedenlund competed at the British AAA Meet, finishing second to [Con Leahy]. After the Olympics Hedenlund won the Swedish national title. He competed for a few more years, but never again approached the heights he reached in 1907-08.
Personal Best\: HJ – 1.82i (1908).
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Men's High Jump||Sweden||SWE||8|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Sweden||Final Standings||8||1.80||5-10 7/8|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Sweden||Qualifying Round||NP||QU||1.80||5-10 7/8|
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Sweden||Qualifying Round||Group B||4||1.80||5-10 7/8|