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Thomas Nilsson

Full name: Thomas Hilt Nilsson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: April 9, 1926 in Ljungby, Falkenberg, Halland, Sweden
Died: November 18, 2014 in Kalmar, Kalmar, Sweden
Affiliations: IFK Halmstad, Halmstad (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics


Thomas Nilsson started his running career with SK Grail, Strömsnäsbruk, but at 20-years-old moved to IFK Halmstad. Nilsson was Swedish Champion in the 10,000 metres in 1953, the 25K in 1954, cross-country in 1955, and the marathon in 1956. He also won 10 silver and bronze medals at various distances at the Swedish Championships. Nilsson was also on winning Swedish teams at the nationals four times in the 10K and three times in cross-country. His greatest victory came in 1956 when he won the renowned Košice marathon in 2-22:05.4, after he had finish fifth in that race in 1955. At the European Championships Nilsson was 12th in the 1958 marathon and ninth in the 10,000 in 1954.

Personal Best: 10K - 30:09.6 (1954); Mar – 2-22:05.4 (1956).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Athletics Men's Marathon Sweden SWE 9

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 30 Melbourne Athletics Sweden Final Standings 9 2-33:33
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