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Wilhelm Petersén

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilhelm Knut•Petersén
Used nameWilhelm•Petersén
Nick/petnamesMulle
Born2 October 1906 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died11 December 1988 in Nacka (SWE)
AffiliationsSödertälje SK, Södertälje (SWE) / AIK, Solna (SWE)
NOC Sweden

Biography

Equally accomplished in football, bandy and ice hockey, Wilhelm Petersén is one of only four people to have represented Sweden in three different team sports and one of only three people to win a Swedish title in three different team sports. Petersén started his career in 1924 with AIK, but moved to Södertälje SK in 1926. He played with Södertälje until 1929 and then returned to AIK, where he played until the end of his career in 1937. As an ice hockey player, Petersén won Swedish titles with AIK in 1934 and 1935. He was also the leading goal scorer at the Swedish Championships in 1928, 1932, 1933 and 1937.

Internationally, Petersén was on the Swedish national ice hockey team from 1928-36 and played 20 international matches with them. Petersén won a 1928 Winter Olympic silver, which also doubled as World Championships silver and European Championships gold that year, and won the 1932 European title, the last time the European Championships were held separately from Olympic and World Championships tournament, because only two European teams traveled to America, to participate at the Olympics. He also participated at the 1936 Winter Olympics. Because of his accomplishments in ice hockey, Petersén was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #21 in ice hockey, a Swedish sports honorary award created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund.

As a football player, Petersén won a Swedish title with AIK in 1932 and was capped two times with the Swedish national football team in 1930. As a bandy player, Petersén won a Swedish title in 1931 and was capped two times with the Swedish national bandy team between 1931-32. After finishing his sporting career, Petersén ran his own coffee roaster shop Mulle Coffee-Roastery in Duvbo, a suburb of Stockholm.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Wilhelm Petersén
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden 2 Silver
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) SWE Wilhelm Petersén
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Sweden =5

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