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Knut Fredriksson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKnut Rudolf•Fredriksson
Used nameKnut•Fredriksson
Nick/petnamesFavör-Fredrik
Born3 March 1930 in Gustavsfors, Bengtsfors (SWE)
Died19 May 2019 in Bengtsfors (SWE)
Measurements195 cm / 85 kg
AffiliationsIF Göta, Karlstad (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Knut Fredriksson was a javelin thrower who placed sixth at the 1960 Roma Olympics. He was ninth at the 1958 European Championship. Fredriksson was Swedish Champion in 1954 and 1958-60. His PR of 82.96 was set in 1959, and he was third that year on the world list, which moved him up to eighth on the all-time world list at the end of 1959. Frederiksson set four Swedish records between 1954 and 1959. He earned 19 international caps from 1952-60.

Personal Best: JT – 82.96 (1959).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Knut Fredriksson
Javelin Throw, Men (Olympic) 6