Full name: Hans Gustaf Bo Berglund
Born: February 24, 1918 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 17, 2006 in HÃ¤sselby, Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Brunnsvikens Kanotklubb, Stockholm (SWE)
Related Olympians: Father of Bo Berglund.
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Hans Berglund was already a successful kayaker prior to World War II, winning a silver medal (in the K2 1,000 m with the non-Olympian Kurt Boo) at the inaugural World Canoeing Championships in 1938. Ten years later, he paired up with [Lennart KlingstrÃ¶m] to win the Olympic gold in that same category. With the two kayakers from the Swedish 10,000 m boat ([Gunnar Ã kerlund] and [Hans WetterstrÃ¶m], also champions), they also formed the winning quartet in the K4 1,000 m event. At the time, that event did not have Olympic status, but it did earn them a World Championship gold medal. Hans passed on his canoeing talent to his son, [Bo Berglund], who also competed in the K2 1,000 m at the 1972 Olympics, although he did not make the final.
|1948 Summer||30||London||Canoeing||Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres||Sweden||SWE||1||Gold|
|1948 Summer||30||London||Canoeing||Sweden||SWE||Lennart KlingstrÃ¶m||Final Round||1948-08-12|
|1948 Summer||30||London||Canoeing||Sweden||SWE||Lennart KlingstrÃ¶m||Round One||Heat Two||1948-08-12|