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Folke Janson

Full name: Folke Georg Janson
Nickname(s): Pytta
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1.5 (187 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: April 23, 1897 in Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden
Died: July 18, 1965 in Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Affiliations: Örgryte IS, Göteborg (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

In 1917 and 1919-24, Folke Jansson won a total of seven Swedish triple jump titles. He held the Swedish record from 1918-31. In 1928 Janson was appointed “Stor Grabb” #40 in Athletics. He was also 1921 British AAA champion in the triple jump. Janson worked as an insurance clerk in Göteborg.

Personal Best\: TJ – 15.09 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Triple Jump Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Men's Triple Jump Sweden SWE 5

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Sweden Final Standings 2 14.480
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Sweden Final Round 2 14.480
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 3 QU 14.160
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Round One NP 14.160
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Round Two NP 13.700
1920 Summer 23 Antwerpen Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Round Three NP 14.160
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Standings 5 14.970
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Sweden Final Round 5 14.970
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 3 QU 14.970
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 2 14.970
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