Full name: GÃ¶sta GÃ¤rdin
Born: May 28, 1923 in LinkÃ¶ping, ÃstergÃ¶tland, Sweden
Died: December 12, 2015 in JÃ¶nkÃ¶ping, JÃ¶nkÃ¶ping, Sweden
Affiliations: A6 IF, JÃ¶nkÃ¶ping (SWE)
Sport: Modern Pentathlon
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
Second Lieutenant GÃ¶sta GÃ¤rdin won the individual modern pentathlon bronze at the 1948 Olympics and team gold at the 1949 World Championships. A career military man, GÃ¤rdin enlisted with the Swedish Army in 1944 and, after graduating from the Higher Artillery College, served with SmÃ¥lands 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.
GÃ¤rdin retired from the military as a Colonel after commanding the SmÃ¥lands Artillery Regiment A6 from 1973-76. GÃ¤rdin was the personal assistant to King Gustav VI Adolf from 1965-69 and in 1969 was briefly the head of Royal Military College Karlberg.
GÃ¤rdin 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 GÃ¤rdin was chairman of the Swedish Olympic Academy.
|1948 Summer||25||London||Modern Pentathlon||Men's Individual||Sweden||SWE||3||Bronze|
|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|