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John Ljunggren

Full name: John Arthur Ljunggren
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: September 9, 1919 in Forsheda, Värnamo, Jönköping, Sweden
Died: January 13, 2000 in Bor, Värnamo, Jönköping, Sweden
Affiliations: Värnamo GK, Värnamo (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

At the European Championships 50 kilometres walk John Ljunggren also won a gold medal in 1946, a silver medal in 1950, and finished fourth in 1954 and fifth in 1962.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-31:19 (1956); 50kmW – 4-19:40 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Sweden SWE 9
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Sweden SWE 4
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 40 Roma Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Sweden SWE 7
1960 Summer 40 Roma Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1964 Summer 45 Tokyo Athletics Men's 20 kilometres Walk Sweden SWE 19
1964 Summer 45 Tokyo Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Sweden SWE 16

Men's 20 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Athletics Sweden Final Standings 4 1-32:24.0
1960 Summer 40 Roma Athletics Sweden Final Standings 7 1-37:59.0
1964 Summer 45 Tokyo Athletics Sweden Final Standings 19 1-37:03

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 28 London Athletics Sweden Final Standings 1 4-41:52
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Final Standings 9 4-43:45.2
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Athletics Sweden Final Standings 3 4-35:02.0
1960 Summer 40 Roma Athletics Sweden Final Standings 2 4-25:47.0
1964 Summer 45 Tokyo Athletics Sweden Final Standings 16 4-29:09.2