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Rune Johansson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRune Arnold Georg•Johansson
Used nameRune•Johansson
Nick/petnamesBom-Bom
Born23 August 1920 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died30 December 1998 in Bagarmossen, Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsHammarby IF, Södermalm, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Rune Johansson was considered as one of the most talented Swedish athletes during 1940s, as he played ice hockey, bandy, football and handball, and was an accomplished track & field athlete. From 1940-45 he played with AIK and from 1945-54 he was with Hammarby IF. With Hammarby, he won the Swedish ice hockey title in 1951. Internationally, Johansson, a defenseman, was capped 103 times for Sweden. He won an Olympic bronze in 1952, was World Champion in 1953 and won a World Championship silver in 1951. He was also European Champion in 1951-53, while winning silver in 1949 and bronze at the 1950 European Championships. He was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #29 in ice hockey, a Swedish sports honorary award created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund. After finishing his sporting career, Johansson worked as an ice hockey coach and sports administrator with BK Nordia.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Rune Johansson
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden 4
1952 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Rune Johansson
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze

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