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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kurt Johansson, Swedish Olympic sport shooter died he was , 97.

Kurt Johansson is the first one on the left.
Kurt Ivar Björn Johansson was a Swedish shooter who competed at three Summer Olympic Games died he was , 97. In 1948 in London he placed fourth in the Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres event. In 1960 in Rome he finished 19th in the same event and 15th in the Men's 50 metre rifle prone competition. Finally, in 1968 in Mexico City, he participated in the Mixed Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Three Positions, 50 metres, and Mixed Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres tournaments, placing 17th, 20th, and 26th respectively.

(25 February 1914 – 8 August 2011)

Johansson was born in Stockholm and competed out of Södermalm Liljeholmens Skf.[1] He was a successful international competitor outside of the Olympic Games and gained a reputation at the 1947 ISSF World Shooting Championships in his native Stockholm. There he captured individual silver in the 300 m prone and kneeling positions, gold in the 300 m standard position, and bronze in the 50 m prone position, as well as team gold in the 300 m standard position and bronze in the 300 m rifle three position competition. Prior to World War II he had won bronze in the 50 m rifle three positions tournament at the 1939 ISSF World Shooting Championships. At the 1949 edition he won individual silver in the 300 m prone position in addition to team gold in the 300 m standard rifle, silver in the 50 m rifle three positions tournament, and bronze in the 300 m rifle three position event. In 1952 he earned team silver medals in the 300 m standard and three position competitions, as well as the 50 three position event. He captured only two medals, an individual silver in the 50+100 m prone and a team bronze in the 300 m three positions tournament, in 1954, prior to breaking from the international scene.[2]
Following his experiences at the 1960 Summer Olympics, Johansson captured individual bronze in the 300 m rifle prone and team gold in the 50 m rifle prone competitions at the 1962 ISSF World Shooting Championships. In 1966 he took his final individual gold medals — gold in the 300 m rifle prone and bronze in the 300 m rifle kneeling —[2] and was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal for his sporting achievements that year, most notably being the oldest-ever ISSF World Championship gold medalist at the time.[3] He died on 8 August 2011, at the age of 97, in Strängnäs, Sweden.


Medal record
Competitor for  Sweden
Men's shooting
ISSF World Shooting Championships
Gold1947 Stockholm300 m rifle standard Individual
Gold1947 Stockholm300 m rifle standard Team
Gold1949 Buenos Aires300 m rifle standard Team
Gold1962 Cairo50 m rifle prone Team
Gold1966 Wiesbaden300 m rifle prone Individual
Silver1947 Stockholm300 m rifle prone Individual
Silver1947 Stockholm300 m rifle kneeling Individual
Silver1949 Buenos Aires300 m rifle prone Individual
Silver1949 Buenos Aires50 m rifle three positions Team
Silver1952 Oslo300 m rifle standard Team
Silver1952 Oslo300 m rifle three positions Team
Silver1952 Oslo50 m rifle three positions Team
Bronze1954 Caracas50+100 m rifle prone Individual
Bronze1939 Lucerne50 m rifle three positions Individual
Bronze1947 Stockholm50 m rifle prone Individual
Bronze1947 Stockholm50 m rifle three positions Team
Bronze1949 Buenos Aires300 m rifle three positions Team
Bronze1954 Caracas300 m rifle three positions Team
Bronze1962 Cairo300 m rifle prone Individual
Bronze1966 Wiesbaden300 m rifle kneeling Individual


 

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