Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Curt Söderberg

Curt Söderberg

Full name: Curt Erik Valdemar Söderberg
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: January 19, 1927 in Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 1, 2010 in Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Turebergs IF, Sollentuna (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Curt Söderberg was Swedish junior champion in the 1,500 m steeplechase in 1946-47, but was not selected for the 1948 Olympic team. In 1949 he won the Swedish National Championships and won the steeplechase in the USA vs Nordics meet. He would win the Swedish title from 1949-55. Söderberg was world-ranked in the top 10 for eight straight years (1947-54), ranking #1 in 1949 and #4 in 1950. In 1952 he broke the Swedish national record (8:55.6) in the Olympic final and improved that to 8:52.8 in 1954. He competed through 1957, but never at quite the same level. Söderberg worked as a craft teacher.

Personal Best\: 3000S – 8:52.8 (1954).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Sweden SWE 5

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Final 5 8:55.6 8:55.87
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Round One Heat Three 3 QU 9:02.4 9:02.30
id: 76,414