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Agne Holmström

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameOlof Agne Laurentius•Holmström
Used nameAgne•Holmström
Born29 December 1893 in Lund (SWE)
Died22 October 1949 in Stockholm (SWE)
Measurements197 cm / 84 kg
AffiliationsÖrgryte IS, Göteborg (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Agne Holmström was 1917 Swedish Champion in the 100 and 200 metres and in the sprint relay, and in the standing high jump in 1916-1918. In 1928 he was appointed “Stor grabb” # 28 in athletics. Holmström later became a sports teacher. From 1930-49 he was secretary-general of the Swedish Gymnastics Federation and responsible for the so-called Lingiade, a major gymnastic event in Stockholm, which was held in 1939 and 1949 to honor the founder of the Swedish gymnastics, Per Henrik Ling. After the war, Holmström was involved in a nationwide health campaign.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1917); 200 – 22.1 (1920).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics SWE Agne Holmström
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h11 r1/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h2 r2/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze