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Arne Ljungqvist

Full name: Arne Gunnar Gunnarsson Ljungqvist
Gender: Male
Born: April 23, 1931 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Westermalms IF, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Arne Ljungqvist competed at the 1952 Olympics as a high jumper for Sweden. Ljungqvist was Swedish junior champion in the high jump in 1950, then runner-up as a senior in 1951, winning his only senior national title in 1952. He stopped athletics relatively early to pursue a medical career, studying and then becoming a professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, where he did research into the fields of renal and cardiovascular disease. He was rector at Karolinska from 1977-83, and chairman of pathology there from 1983-92. He has served as President of the Swedish Cancer Society and as Lord-in-Waiting to His Majesty, the King of Sweden.

Ljungqvist became known in the fight against doping in sport. He served on the IOC Medical Commission beginning in 1980, well before he became an IOC Member. He was President of the Swedish Sports Confederation from 1991-2001, and was a vice-president of the IAAF from 1981-2007, serving as its senior vice-president from 1999-2007. He became a board member of WADA when it was founded in 1999 and later became its vice-president. Elected to the IOC in 1994, Ljungqvist has served mostly on the Medical Commission, also serving as it chair.

Personal Best\\: HJ – 2.01 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Men's High Jump Sweden SWE 15

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Final Round 15 1.90 1 1 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Final Round 1.70 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Final Round 1.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Final Round 1.90 metres 13 xo 0 1 2 1.90
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Final Round 1.95 metres 15 xxx 1 1 2 1.90
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round 22T QU 1.87 1 1 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 12T 1.87 1 1 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Qualifying Round Group B 1.87 metres 12T 1.87 1 1 2 xo
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