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Lars Hall

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLars Göran Ivar•Hall
Used nameLars•Hall
Born30 April 1927 in Karlskrona (SWE)
Died26 April 1991 in Täby (SWE)
AffiliationsFlottans IF, Karlskrona (SWE) / Flottans IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

After winning the Modern Pentathlon World Championships in 1950 and 1951, Lars Hall won individual gold medals at the 1952 and 1956 Olympic Games. He was the first of only two modern pentathletes in history to win two individual Olympic titles (Andrey Moiseyev will follow in 2008) and in 1952, Hall became the first non-military winner of the event. Hall also won an Olympic team silver in 1952 and was a member of the winning team at the World Championships four times (1949-51, and 1953).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon SWE Lars Hall
Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
1956 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon SWE Lars Hall
Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Team, Men (Olympic) Sweden AC

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1952 Summer Olympics 24 July 1952 Modern Pentathlon Individual, Men (300 metre freestyle) Swimming 4:05.4 1
1956 Summer Olympics 27 November 1956 Modern Pentathlon Individual, Men (300 metre freestyle) Swimming 3:54.2 2