Volger Andersson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKarl Volger•Andersson
Used nameVolger•Andersson
Born19 January 1896 in Njurunda, Sundsvall (SWE)
Died6 October 1969 in Njurunda, Sundsvall (SWE)
AffiliationsNjurunda IK, Njurunda, Sundsvall (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Volger Andersson’s major international success was the bronze medal in the 50 km race at the 1928 Winter Olympics, although he was 13:43 behind gold medalist [Per Erik Hedlund]. With Gustaf Jonsson in second Swedish athletes took all three medals. Andersson also competed in the 18 km but abandoned the race. His medal came as a surprise because he was considered as a reserve. In 1924 Andersson and other Swedish runners had declined the invitation to the Olympics on the grounds that they “had to think about the district championships.)

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Volger Andersson
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNF
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Special Notes