Full name: Per Otto Knuts
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: June 1, 1938 in Bäckefors, Bengtsfors, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Affiliations: SSIF, Stockholm (SWE)
Roland Nilsson was a Swedish athlete who competed in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics but made much of his fame in his college career in the United States with the University of Michigan. He was a six-time Big 10 champion in the shot put, three indoors and three outdoors, and won five titles at the Penn Relays between 1952-54. Nilsson graduated from the Sundsvall Trade School in 1944 and later worked as a civilian mechanic and served in the Swedish Air Force. In 2006 he was one of the inaugural inductees into the University of Michigan Track & Field Hall of Fame.
Personal Best\: 800 – 1:49.2 (1960).
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||Sweden||SWE||7 h2 r2/4|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Athletics||Sweden||Quarter-Finals||Heat Two||7||1:52.8||1:52.91|
|1960 Summer||22||Roma||Athletics||Sweden||Round One||Heat Six||2||QU||1:51.2||1:51.36|