Knut Fredriksson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameKnut Rudolf•Fredriksson
Used nameKnut•Fredriksson
Born3 March 1930 in Gustavsfors, Bengtsfors, Västra Götaland (SWE)
Died19 May 2019 in Bengtsfors, Västra Götaland (SWE)
Measurements195 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsIF Göta, Karlstad (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Knut Fredriksson was a javelin thrower who placed sixth at the 1960 Roma Olympics. He was ninth at the 1958 European Championship. Fredriksson was Swedish Champion in 1954 and 1958-60. His PR of 82.96 was set in 1959, and he was third that year on the world list, which moved him up to eighth on the all-time world list at the end of 1959. Frederiksson set four Swedish records between 1954 and 1959. He earned 19 international caps from 1952-60.

Personal Best: JT – 82.96 (1959).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Knut Fredriksson
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 6