Benny Södergren

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErik Benny•Södergren
Used nameBenny•Södergren
Born23 June 1948 in Torshälla, Eskilstuna, Södermanland (SWE)
Measurements174 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsEdsbyns SK, Edsbyn, Ovanåker (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Benny Södergren won a bronze medal in the 50 km cross-country during the 1976 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. He originally ranked only third on the Swedish team, but gradually advanced from ninth place at the first split time. His well-paced finish earned Sweden their only Nordic skiing medal at the 1976 winter Olympics. His only Swedish Championship came in 1976 in the relay. Södergren later ran Södergrens Metallindustri, which he inherited from his father together with two brothers and is responsible for marketing.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Benny Södergren
15 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 13
30 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 12
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 4

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