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Gustaf Nordahl

Full name: Gustaf Edvin Nordahl
Gender: Male
Born: August 10, 1903 in Helsingborg, Skåne, Sweden
Died: November 10, 1992 in Saltsjöbaden, Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Swede Gustaf Nordahl won the gold medal in the Art Competitions at the 1948 London Olympic Games in the category Sculpturing, Statues, with his work Hyllning till Ling (Plaster). The sculpture can still be seen outside the Gymnastics and Sports College in Östermalm, Stockholm. Nordahl studied at the Higher School of Art and Crafts in Stockholm from 1923-25, and later at the Art Academy in Stockholm from 1928-34, under both Carl Milles and Nils Sjögren. In 1936-37, thanks to a travel grant, Nordahl made a number of study trips to various European countries. Since 1949, he was a member of the Academy. Nordahl’s works are still seen in many public places in Swedish cities.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 44 London Art Competitions Mixed Sculpturing, Statues Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Mixed Sculpturing, Statues

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 44 London Art Competitions Sweden Final Standings 1 Hyllning till Ling (Plaster)
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