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Holmfrid Olsson

Full name: Holmfrid Olsson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: May 20, 1943 in Rörbäcksnäs, Malung-Sälen, Dalarna, Sweden
Died: January 27, 2009 in Lima, Malung-Sälen, Dalarna, Sweden
Affiliations: Rörbäcksnäs SF, Rörbäcksnäs, Malung-Sälen (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Biathlon

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Holmfrid Olsson came from the small village of Rörbäcksnäs near Malung-Sälen and competed for the local club. At the World Championships in 1966 and 1967 he earned bronze medals in the relay. Individually placing fourth he just missed the podium, but this was his best finish in an international top event. At the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble he won another relay bronze medal together with Olle Petrusson, Lars-Göran Arwidson and Tore Eriksson. In 1972 in Sapporo he competed again in both biathlon events placing fifth in the relay as his best result. He continued to take part as a veteran but died in 2009 at the age of 65.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Sweden SWE 20
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 20 kilometres Sweden SWE 21
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Biathlon Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay Sweden SWE 5

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank AT P ST SR S1P S1T S1R S2P S2T S2R S3P S3T S3R S4P S4T S4R
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Biathlon Sweden Final Standings 20 1-25:01.8 6 1-19:01.8 18 2 17:43 26 2 39:22 31 2 56:11 29 0 1-16:29 21
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Biathlon Sweden Final Standings 21 1-22:28.78 3 1-19:28.78 42 0 18:08.15 13 0 35:37.46 10 1 53:22.74 17 2 1-13:39.49 19

Men's 4 × 7.5 kilometres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T M ET ER ES S1M S1ES S2M S2ES
1968 Winter 24 Grenoble Biathlon Sweden SWE Final Standings 3 33:09.2 0 2-17:26.3 3
1972 Winter 28 Sapporo Biathlon Sweden SWE Final Standings 5 31:09.50 2 1-56:57.40 5 6 0 3 2 3
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