Full name: Tore Ingemar Sjöstrand
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 31, 1921 in Danmark, Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Died: January 26, 2011 in Växjö, Kronoberg, Sweden
Affiliations: Bellevue IK, Stockholm (SWE)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
After the Finnish domination of the steeplechase before World War II, the Swedes rose to the top level during the War and were the dominant force just after the War as they took the top three places at the 1946 European Championships and the London Olympics. Tore Sjöstrand from Huddinge rose onto the international athletics scene after winning a bronze medal at the 1946 European Championships. At the London Olympics the three Swedes, Sjöstrand, Erik Elmsäter and Göte Hagström were the class of the field. With an astonishing last lap of 69.6, Sjöstrand won the race, beating world record holder Elmsäter by 3.6 seconds. At the 1950 European Championships Sjöstrand managed to finish only eighth and retired from sports after that. Domestically he won two Swedish 3,000 steeple titles in 1947-48.
Personal Best: 3000S – 8:59.8 (1948).
|1948 Summer||26||London||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Sweden||SWE||1||Gold|
|1948 Summer||26||London||Athletics||Sweden||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||9:21.0||9:21.1|