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Kurt Sucksdorff

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKurt•Sucksdorff
Used nameKurt•Sucksdorff
Born10 May 1904 in Stockholm (SWE)
Died1 January 1960 in Stockholm (SWE)
AffiliationsIK Göta, Bromma, Stockholm (SWE)
NOC(s) Sweden

Biography

Kurt Sucksdorff started to play ice hockey with IFK Stockholm in 1922 and played there until 1927, when he switched to IK Göta, where he played until the end of his career in 1934. With IK Göta, Sucksdorff won Swedish titles in 1928-30. Internationally, Sucksdorff was a back-up goalie for Nils Johansson at the 1928 Winter Olympics, playing in two of five Sweden played at that tournament and was the top Swedish goalie at the 1931 World Championships, where he played in all six games. Sucksdorff won an Olympic silver in 1928 and as the Olympic tournament also doubled as World and European Championships, Sucksdorff also won silver at the World Championships and gold at the European Championships that year. In 1931, Sweden finished in sixth place, although Sucksdorff had played a superb game against Canada which ended in a scoreless tie, and thus Sucksdoff became the first goalie to hold his goal clear against a North American squad, that dominated international ice hockey at that time. He was awarded the Stora Grabbars Märke (Big Boys’ Badge) #17 in ice hockey, a Swedish sports honorary award created in 1928 by Bo Ekelund.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1928 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Sweden 2 Silver Representing Sweden    

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