Gösta Runö

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGösta Otto•Runö
Used nameGösta•Runö
Born9 December 1896 in Stockholm, Stockholm (SWE)
Died13 November 1922 in near Linköping, Östergötland (SWE)
AffiliationsI20 IF, Umeå (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Gösta Runö was bronze medalist in the Modern Pentathlon at Antwerpen in 1920 after winning the swimming and running events. Runö was a Swedish military pilot with the rank of lieutenant. Only two years after the Olympics he died when he crashed his Phönix D III plane on the way from Malmen Airbase to Lilla Ånestad, 3 km south of Linköping. His father placed a small memorial stone at the crash site. After the stone was damaged in 1986 it was restored and is now kept at the Air Force Museum.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Modern Pentathlon SWE Gösta Runö
Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

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