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Arvid Andersson has passed

21 SEP 2011 13:35
The Swedish Weightlifting Federation has been informed with deep sorrow about the death of Mr. Arvid Andersson. He was one of the most celebrated weightlifters of Sweden and World Champion 1946. The same year he was awarded the finest medal of honour a Swedish sportsman/-women can get, Svenska Dagbladets Bragdmedalj.
  • Skapad: 21 SEP 2011 13:35

Mr. Andersson was born 1919 in Västerrottna, moved to Kristinehamn where his weightlifting career took off. He participated in the Olympic Games two times, became European Champion three times and Nordic Champion six times. He was a member of the board of Swedish Weightlifting Federation 1955-1957 and National coach for many years in the 1950s.

The Swedish Weightlifting Federation expresses its deepest condolences to Mr. Arvid Andersson’s relatives.


Andersson, Arvid, 19.05.1919, Västerrottna

Olympic Games 1948 and 1952

World Championships 1946, gold medal

World Championships 1949, bronze medal

European Championships 1946, gold medal

European Championships 1947, gold medal

European Championships 1949, gold medal

Swedish champion 10 times

21 Swedish records


Arvid Andersson, World championships södertälje 1985.

Photo: Mikael Forslund

Skribent: Håkan Johanson

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