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Rune Larsson

Full name: Carl Rune Larsson
Other name(s): Karl Rune Larsson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: June 17, 1924 in Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 17, 2016 in Järfälla, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: UoIF Matteus-Pojkarna, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Rune Larsson ran the 400 metres and 400 hurdles, winning two bronze medals at the 1948 Olympics, in the 400 hurdles and 4x400 relay. He also won bronze medals in the same two events at the 1946 and 1950 European Championships. In 1948 he set two Swedish records with 52.3 and 51.9 in the 400H. Larsson ran again at the 1952 Olympics. In 1952 he was given the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.

Personal Bests: 400 – 47.9 (1948); 400H – 51.9 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Sweden SWE 2 h2 r1/4
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Sweden SWE 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Sweden SWE 6 h1 r3/4
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Sweden SWE 3 h1 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden Quarter-Finals Heat Three 3 QU 48.8
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden Round One Heat Two 2 QU 49.2

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L T(A 1/10) T(A)
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden Final 3 52.2 at 1.00 6
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 51.9 52.0
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden Round One Heat Four 2 QU 54.5
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Semi-Finals Heat One 6 53.9 54.06
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Quarter-Finals Heat Four 3 QU 53.3 53.35
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Sweden Round One Heat Five 3 QU 55.9

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM T(A)
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden SWE Final 3 3:16.0 at 6.08
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Sweden SWE Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:21.0
1952 Summer 28 Helsinki Athletics Sweden SWE Round One Heat One 3 3:13.4 3:13.55
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