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Gösta Gärdin

Full name: Gösta Gärdin
Gender: Male
Born: May 28, 1923 in Linköping, Östergötland, Sweden
Died: December 12, 2015 in Jönköping, Jönköping, Sweden
Affiliations: A6 IF, Jönköping (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Second Lieutenant Gösta Gärdin won the individual modern pentathlon bronze at the 1948 Olympics and team gold at the 1949 World Championships. A career military man, Gärdin enlisted with the Swedish Army in 1944 and, after graduating from the Higher Artillery College, served with Smålands Artillery Regiment A6 until 1962. From 1962-65 he was with the Boden Artillery Regiment A8 and from 1965-69 served with the Svea Artillery Regiment A1.

Gärdin retired from the military as a Colonel after commanding the Smålands Artillery Regiment A6 from 1973-76. Gärdin was the personal assistant to King Gustav VI Adolf from 1965-69 and in 1969 was briefly the head of Royal Military College Karlberg.

Gärdin also acted as a modern pentathlon coach and, after retiring from the military, was Vice-President of the International Modern Pentathlon Union. From 1984-96, he was a board member of the Swedish Olympic Committee and at the same time was also secretary-general of the Swedish Combined Events Association. From 1989-2000 Gärdin was chairman of the Swedish Olympic Academy.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual Sweden SWE 3 Bronze

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS T TP OP W TH
1948 Summer 25 London Modern Pentathlon Sweden Final Standings 3 49
1948 Summer 25 London Modern Pentathlon Sweden Riding 6 100.0 9:42.6 0.0 0.0
1948 Summer 25 London Modern Pentathlon Sweden Fencing 17T 19
1948 Summer 25 London Modern Pentathlon Sweden Shooting 10 188 20
1948 Summer 25 London Modern Pentathlon Sweden Swimming 11 4:43.1
1948 Summer 25 London Modern Pentathlon Sweden Running 5 15:08.7
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