Full name: Curt Erik Valdemar SÃ¶derberg
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: January 19, 1927 in Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden
Died: September 1, 2010 in Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden
Affiliations: Turebergs IF, Sollentuna (SWE)
Curt SÃ¶derberg was Swedish junior champion in the 1,500 m steeplechase in 1946-47, but was not selected for the 1948 Olympic team. In 1949 he won the Swedish National Championships and won the steeplechase in the USA vs Nordics meet. He would win the Swedish title from 1949-55. SÃ¶derberg was world-ranked in the top 10 for eight straight years (1947-54), ranking #1 in 1949 and #4 in 1950. In 1952 he broke the Swedish national record (8:55.6) in the Olympic final and improved that to 8:52.8 in 1954. He competed through 1957, but never at quite the same level. SÃ¶derberg worked as a craft teacher.
Personal Best\: 3000S â 8:52.8 (1954).
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase||Sweden||SWE||5|
|1952 Summer||25||Helsinki||Athletics||Sweden||Round One||Heat Three||3||QU||9:02.4||9:02.30|