|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Inga Kristina•Gentzel (-Dahlgren)|
|Born||24 April 1908 in Stockholm (SWE)|
|Died||1 January 1991 in Nyköping (SWE)|
|Affiliations||Djurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)|
Inga Gentzel won bronze in the inaugural women’s 800 metres at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. At a meet in Stockholm on 16 June 1928, shortly before the Olympics, Gentzel set a world record of 2:20.4, which lasted only two weeks before being broken by Lina Radke, who would win the Olympic gold medal in Amsterdam. Gentzel’s mark, however, remained a Swedish record until 1943.
Gentzel won a silver medal in the 1,000 metres at the 1926 Women’s World Games. She was Swedish Champion in the 1928 200 metres and the 800 metres in 1928-31. She later married, becoming Inga Dahlgren, and became a piano teacher in Nyköping, where she often appeared on Swedish radio as a member of the vocal group “Trio Rita”, together with Ulla Castegren and Anna-Lisa Cronström.
Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 800 – 2:18.8e (1928).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1928 Summer Olympics||Athletics||SWE||Inga Gentzel|
|800 metres, Women (Olympic)||3||Bronze|
|4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic)||Sweden||4 h1 r1/2|