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Sven-Olov Sjödelius

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSven-Olov Isak•Sjödelius
Used nameSven-Olov•Sjödelius
Born13 June 1933 in Svärta, Nyköping (SWE)
Died29 March 2018 in Nyköping (SWE)
Measurements180 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsNyköpings KK, Nyköping (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden

Biography

Sven-Olof Sjödelius was a Swedish race canoeist who won gold medals at both the 1960 Roma and 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the K-2 1,000 metres, alongside legendary Swedish canoeist Gerd Fredriksson and with Gunnar Utterberg. With the Swedish K-4 he finished fifth in 1964 and with the K-1 4x500 relay he was eliminated in the 1960 semi finals. His nephews Anders and Bengt Andersson also became race canoeists. Sjödelius won silver medals at the World Championships in 1950 (with the K-4) and 1963 (K-1 10,000 metres) and added a bronze in 1958 with the K-1 4x500 relay.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1960 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Gert Fredriksson 1 Gold Representing Sweden    
  Kayak Relay 4 × 500 metres, Men Olympic Sweden 3 h2 r3/4
1964 Summer Olympics Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Gunnar Utterberg 1 Gold Representing Sweden    
  Kayak Fours, 1,000 metres, Men Olympic Sweden 5

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1960 Summer Olympics 29 August 1960 Canoe Sprint (Canoeing) Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres, Men Final Round 3:34.73 1

Olympic family relations

Special Notes