|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Reinhold William Eugen•Petersson (-Björneman)|
|Born||6 October 1895 in Sandby, Mörbylånga (SWE)|
|Died||10 May 1965 in Kalmar (SWE)|
|Measurements||184 cm / 78 kg|
|Affiliations||Kalmar IS, Kalmar (SWE)|
William Petersson later changed his name to Björneman and was a long-time official with the IAAF. At Antwerpen in 1920 he won the long jump, the first non-American to win that event, and the only one until 1964. Petersson was a four-time Swedish champion in the long jump (1918-20, 1924) and was the Swedish record holder from 1918-27. During this period he improved the record several times, moving it from 7.20 to 7.39. Like many long jumpers he was also an excellent sprinter, winning a bronze medal with the Swedish team in the 4x100 m relay.
Personal Bests: 100 – 11.0 (1918); LJ – 7.39 (1924).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1920 Summer Olympics||Athletics||SWE||William Petersson|
|4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic)||Sweden||3||Bronze|
|Long Jump, Men (Olympic)||1||Gold|