Nils Täpp

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameNils Bertil•Täpp (Persson-)
Used nameNils•Täpp
Born27 October 1917 in Malung, Malung-Sälen, Dalarna (SWE)
Died23 October 2000 in Malung, Malung-Sälen, Dalarna (SWE)
AffiliationsÖstersunds SK, Östersund (SWE)
NOC Sweden
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2


Nils Bertil Täpp was born and competed for Malungs IF until 1945 under the name Persson. In these years he won Swedish Championships in the 15 km (1943), the relay (1942) and the 30 km team event (1943). In 1946 he competed for Sågmyra IF and won another Swedish Championship in the 15 km. His last Swedish Championship came in 1949 in the relay, this time with the team of Östersunds SK. In 1950 and 1951 he took bronze and silver, respectively, in the 18 km event of the Swedish Ski Games. His good results over the short distance earned him a place on the Swedish relay team which won gold at the 1948 Winter Olympics and the 1950 World Championship and bronze at the 1952 Winter Olympics. He had only one individual appearance at the Olympics with a seventh place in the 1952 18 km.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Nils Täpp
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 1 Gold
1952 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) SWE Nils Täpp
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 7
4 × 10 kilometres Relay, Men (Olympic) Sweden 3 Bronze

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