Arne Åhman

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArne Per•Åhman
Used nameArne•Åhman
Born4 February 1925 in Nordingrå, Kramfors (SWE)
Died5 July 2022 in Umeå (SWE)
Measurements176 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsNordingrå SK, Nordingrå, Kramfors (SWE)
NOC Sweden


Arne Åhman excelled in both the high jump and triple jump. The highlight of his career came at the 1948 Olympics, where he won gold in the triple jump. Besides his Olympic gold, Åhman won silver in the high jump at the 1950 European Championships, and bronze in triple jump at the 1946 Europeans. Domestically Åhman won Swedish triple jump titles in 1946-47 and the 1950 high jump title. By profession Åhman was a high school schoolteacher and in the 1980s he worked as a rector of Mimer School in Umeå.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.99 (1951); TJ – 15.40 (1948).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Arne Åhman
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =21 r1/2
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Arne Åhman
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 15

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