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Ingrid Almqvist

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameIngrid Margareta•Almqvist
Used nameIngrid•Almqvist
Nick/petnamesPyret
Born10 October 1927 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) (SWE)
Died9 November 2017 in Göteborg (Gothenburg) (SWE)
Measurements162 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsRedbergslids IK, Göteborg (SWE) / GKIK, Göteborg (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Ingrid Almqvist competed in three Olympic Games as a javelin thrower, with a best finish of fifth in 1956. Almqvist also competed at the European Championships in 1950, 1954, and 1958. She won 15 Swedish titles in her career, winning in 1947, 1949-52, 1954-58, and 1960-64, and was capped 33 times for Sweden. Between 1946-64 Almqvist set 14 Swedish records, leaving the record at her PB of 52.32 in 1964. Also a top handball player, she competed in 11 internationals for Sweden between 1951-59.

Personal Best: JT – 52.32 (1964).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Ingrid Almqvist
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 10
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Ingrid Almqvist
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 5
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Ingrid Almqvist
Javelin Throw, Women (Olympic) 14 r1/2