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Carl-Erik Ohlson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCarl-Erik•Ohlson
Used nameCarl-Erik•Ohlson
Born23 September 1920 in Hälleviksstrand, Orust (SWE)
Died24 December 2015 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) (SWE)
AffiliationsGKSS, Göteborg (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden


Along with brothers Folke and Magnus Wassén, Carl-Erik Ohlson was the co-owner and a crew member of the Swedish boat Hojwa, which was skippered by Folke Wassén, and won a bronze medal in the 5.5 m class at the 1952 Olympics. As the 1952 Olympics were also considered the inaugural World Championships in 5.5 m class by the International Yacht Racing Union, the crew of Hojwa were also awarded the World Championships bronze that year. Carl-Erik Ohlson and his older brother Einar were successful boatbuilders and designers in Göteborg. They designed and built Rush V among others, which was skippered to the 1956 Olympic 5.5 metre class gold medal by Lars Thörn.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Representing 2nd NOC As
1952 Summer Olympics Sailing 5.5 metres, Open Olympic Hojwa 3 Bronze SWE Carl-Erik Ohlson

Research notes


Created: Paul Tchir at August 08, 2014 11:03, Last edited: Paul Tchir at January 04, 2016 07:51