Full name: Tore Ingemar SjÃ¶strand
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 VÃ¤xjÃ¶, Kronoberg, Sweden
Affiliations: Bellevue IK, Stockholm (SWE)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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 SjÃ¶strand, from Huddinge, became known on the international athletics scene after winning bronze at the 1946 Europeans. At the London Olympics the three Swedes SjÃ¶strand, [Erik ElmsÃ¤ter] and [GÃ¶te HagstrÃ¶m] were the class of the field. SjÃ¶strand won the race with a fast last lap, beating world record holder ElmsÃ¤ter by 3.6 seconds. At the 1950 European Championships, SjÃ¶strand 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 â 8:59.8 (1948).
|1948 Summer||26||London||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Sweden||SWE||1||Gold|
|1948 Summer||26||London||Athletics||Sweden||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||9:21.0||9:21.1|