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Sven Johansson

Full name: Sven Olof Gunnar Johansson (-Tumba)
Nickname(s): Tumba
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: August 27, 1931 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: October 1, 2011 in Danderyd, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Ice Hockey

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Sven Johansson was known as the greatest Swedish ice hockey player in the days before Sweden sent its best players to the NHL. He became so famous that he became known by the name of his village, Sven Tumba, and eventually had his name legally changed to Tumba. Tumba had the unusual distinction of winning Olympic ice hockey medals 12 years apart. He played for Sweden at four Winter Olympics and 14 World Championships. At the World Championships, he led Sweden to gold medals in 1953, 1957, and 1962, a silver medal in 1963, and bronze medals in 1954, 1958, and 1965, before retiring in 1966. Throughout his career he played for Djurgårdens Idrottsförening (IF), and led his club to eight Swedish championships, three times leading the Swedish league in scoring. Through 2011, his 186 goals in 245 international matches is still a Swedish record. He was the first European player to attend an NHL training camp, in 1957 with the Boston Bruins, but turned down the contract to remain with the Swedish team. In 1999 he was voted the greatest ever Swedish ice hockey player, and in 1997 Sven Tumba was elected to the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame.

In addition to his ice hockey success, Sven Tumba competed as an international football player for Sweden, earning five caps. After his hockey and football career ended, Tumba took up golf and became the top player in Sweden in that sport. He represented Sweden several times in the World Cup and Eisenhower Trophy and became well known as a golf professional and golf course designer. In 2004 he was voted the most influential person for golf in Sweden, even surpassing Annika Sörenstam.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 4
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 5
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Sweden SWE 2 Silver

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 3 1952-02-15 8 0 0
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Play-offs Match 3/4 1 1952-02-25 SWE 5, TCH 3
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #2 1 1952-02-15 SWE 9, FIN 2 2
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #8 1 1952-02-16 SWE 17, POL 1 2
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #9 1 1952-02-17 SWE 4, NOR 2 0
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #16 1 1952-02-18 SWE 7, GER 3 1
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #21 1 1952-02-21 SWE 4, USA 2 0 0
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #28 2 1952-02-22 CAN 3, SWE 2 0 0 0
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #29 1 1952-02-23 SWE 5, SUI 2 2
1952 Winter 20 Oslo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Round-Robin Match #33 2 1952-02-24 TCH 4, SWE 0 0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 4 1956-01-26 3 0 0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #1 2 1956-01-30 URS 4, SWE 1 0 0 0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #8 2 1956-02-02 USA 6, SWE 1 0 0 0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #11 2 1956-02-03 CAN 6, SWE 2 1 0 0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #6 1 1956-01-31 SWE 5, TCH 0 0 0 0
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #15 1T 1956-02-04 SWE 1, GER 1 0 0 2
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group C Match #1 2 1956-01-27 URS 5, SWE 1 0 0 2
1956 Winter 24 Cortina d'Ampezzo Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group C Match #2 1 1956-01-28 SWE 6, SUI 5 2 1 0
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 5 1960-02-19 6 1 5
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #2 2 1960-02-22 USA 6, SWE 3 0 0 0
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #9 2 1960-02-25 TCH 3, SWE 1 0 0 0
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #12 2 1960-02-27 CAN 6, SWE 5 1 0 0
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #14 1 1960-02-28 SWE 8, GER 2 2 1 0
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group A Match #1 2 1960-02-19 CAN 5, SWE 2 0 0 5
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Group A Match #3 1 1960-02-21 SWE 19, JPN 0 3 0 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Standings 2 1964-01-27 11 3 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #5 2 1964-01-30 CAN 3, SWE 1 1 0 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #10 1 1964-02-01 SWE 7, USA 4 0 0 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #12 1 1964-02-02 SWE 7, FIN 0 1 2 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #16 1 1964-02-04 SWE 10, GER 2 3 0 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #18 1 1964-02-05 SWE 12, SUI 0 2 1 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #23 2 1964-02-07 URS 4, SWE 2 0 0 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Final Round Match #28 1 1964-02-08 SWE 8, TCH 3 1 0 0
1964 Winter 32 Innsbruck Ice Hockey Sweden SWE Qualifying Round Match #2 1 1964-01-27 SWE 12, ITA 2 3