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Hans Andersson-Tvilling

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHans Lennart•Andersson-Tvilling
Used nameHans•Andersson-Tvilling
Born15 July 1928 in Bromma, Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsDjurgårdens IF, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Along with his twin brother Stig, Hans Andersson-Tvilling took up ice hockey in 1947. Like his brother, he played his entire career from 1947-58 with Djurgårdens IF and won four Swedish titles with them (1950, 1954, 1955, 1958). Internationally, Andersson-Tvilling earned 87 caps with the Swedish national team. He won an Olympic bronze in 1952, was a World Champion in 1953, won silver at the 1951 World Championships and bronze at the 1954 World Championships. He was also a European Champion from 1951-53, while taking silver at the 1954 European Championships and bronze at the 1955 European Championships. Andersson-Tvilling was also an accomplished football player, earning four caps with the Swedish national team. He was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #44 in ice hockey, a Swedish sports honorary award created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund. After finishing his sporting career, Andersson-Tvilling coached for a long time with Tranebergs IF.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Hans Andersson
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze
1956 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Hans Tvilling
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden 4

Olympic family relations

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