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Per Eriksson

Full name: Per Axel Eriksson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 11, 1925 in Nyhammar, Ludvika, Dalarna, Sweden
Died: October 6, 2016 in Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Affiliations: Ljusne AIK, Ljusne, Söderhamn (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Thomas Eriksson.

Biography

Per Eriksson was a Swedish multi-event athlete who finished seventh in the decathlon at the 1948 London Olympics. He also started the decathlon at the 1954 European Championships but did not finish. He competed in six other major international meets for Sweden between 1947-55, including as a member of the combined Nordic European countries against the United States in 1949. Eriksson was Swedish pentathlon champion in 1946-48 and 1951-53, placing second in 1949-50. He won the national title in the decathlon in 1948 and 1953-56, finishing second in 1949, 1951, and 1957.

Personal Best: Dec – 6570 (1950).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Decathlon Sweden SWE 7

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1934T) P(1985T) T D H
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden Final Standings 7 6,731 6.391
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden 100 metres 21T 618 624 11.9
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden 100 metres Heat One 4 11.9
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden Long jump 5 751 767 6.800
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden Shot put 21 617 604 11.96
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden High jump 8T 786 627 1.80
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden 400 metres 8T 740 697 52.5
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden 400 metres Heat Seven 2 52.5
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden 110 metre hurdles 10 749 684 16.2w
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden 110 metre hurdles Heat Six 2 16.2w
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden Discus throw 20 567 562 34.91
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden Pole vault 11T 613 431 3.30
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden Javelin throw 3 715 688 56.70
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden 1,500 metres 4 575 707 4:35.8
1948 Summer 23 London Athletics Sweden 1,500 metres Heat Three 1 4:35.8
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