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HÃ¥kan Malmrot

Full name: HÃ¥kan Malmrot
Gender: Male
Born: November 29, 1900 in Örebro, Örebro, Sweden
Died: January 10, 1987 in Karlskrona, Blekinge, Sweden
Affiliations: Örebro SS, Örebro (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Håkan Malmrot was the first Swedish swimmer to win a gold medal in swimming at the Olympics. He was a complete athlete, competing in gymnastics and was a district champion in different disciplines such as long jump, 1,500 metre run, and 30 km cross-country skiing. Malmrot was a good friend of [Arne Borg] and lived with him in New York from 1922-30, combining competitions with work. In 1934 Malmrot became manager of operations of the gas works in Karlskrona, where he lived until his death. He kept in touch with swimming by leading the local club, the Karlskrona Simsällskap. His two gold medals are now on display at the Göteborg Sports Museum. In 1980, Malmrot was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 200 metres Breaststroke Sweden SWE 1 Gold
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 400 metres Breaststroke Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Men's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Final 1 3:04.4
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 3:09.0
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Three 1 Q 3:04.0

Men's 400 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Final 1 6:31.8
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 6:44.8
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Sweden Round One Heat Two 1 Q 6:49.0
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