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Tore Sjöstrand

Full name: Tore Ingemar Sjöstrand
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: July 31, 1921 in Danmark, Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden
Died: January 26, 2011 in Växjö, Kronoberg, Sweden
Affiliations: Bellevue IK, Stockholm (SWE)
Country: SWE Sweden
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After the Finnish domination of the steeplechase before World War II, Swedish runners became the dominant force during and after the war, taking the top three places at the 1946 European Championships and the 1948 London Olympics. Tore Sjöstrand, from Huddinge, became known on the international athletics scene after winning bronze at the 1946 Europeans. At the London Olympics the three Swedes Sjöstrand, [Erik Elmsäter] and [Göte Hagström] were the class of the field. Sjöstrand won the race with a fast last lap, beating world record holder Elmsäter by 3.6 seconds. At the 1950 European Championships, Sjöstrand finished only eighth and retired from sports after that performance. Domestically he won two Swedish 3,000 m steeplechase titles in 1947 and 1948.

Personal Best\: 3000S – 8:59.8 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Sweden SWE 1 Gold

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A 1/10)
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics Sweden Final 1 9:04.6 9:04.6
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics Sweden Round One Heat Three 1 QU 9:21.0 9:21.1
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