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Hjalmar Andersson

Full name: Svensk Hjalmar Zakeus Andersson
Nickname(s): Insjön
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: July 13, 1889 in Ljusnarsberg, Örebro, Sweden
Died: November 2, 1971 in Insjön, Leksand, Dalarna, Sweden
Affiliations: Insjöns IF, Insjön, Leksand (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)


Hjalmar Andersson finished second behind [Hannes Kolehmainen] in the cross-country race at the 1912 Olympics and as his compatriots [John Eke] and [Josef Ternström] finished third and fifth, respectively, the Swedish team beat Finland by the smallest margin possible to win the team gold medal. Andersson was Swedish cross-country champion from 1918-20. Andersson finished his sporting career in 1920, when he moved to work in Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, situated in the Arctic, about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual Sweden SWE 2 Silver
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Sweden Final Standings 2 45:44.8

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Sweden SWE Final Standings 1 10 2 45:44.8
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