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Gustaf Andersson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameFritz Gustaf Adolf•Andersson (-Gabeling)
Used nameGustaf•Andersson
Born6 April 1903 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died15 September 1986 in Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsSödermalms IK, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Gustaf Andersson had two top-10 finishes at the 1928 Olympic Winter Games, finishing ninth in the 1500 m and 5000 m. He rarely competed in international competitions but was quite successful at the national level. His first major achievement was the Swedish Junior Championship, when he claimed the all-round event winning all distances. He was Swedish champion in the all-round event four consecutive times 1926-1929. In addition, he was on the podium in 1922, 1924 and 1931 placing second and in 1923 placing third.

Personal Bests: 500 – 46.0 (1928); 1500 – 2:24.4 (1928), 5000 – 8:46.8 (1928); 10000 – 18:07.4 (1928).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) SWE Gustaf Andersson
Allround, Men (Olympic) DNS
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) SWE Gustaf Andersson
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 23
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 9
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC