Gösta GÄRDIN

Sweden SWE

Modern Pentathlon

  • Olympic Medals
    1 B
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    London 1948
  • Year of Birth
    1923
Olympic Results

Biography

Gösta GÄRDIN

Second Lieutenant Gösta Gärdin won the individual modern pentathlon bronze at the 1948 Olympics and team gold at the 1949 World Championships. A career military man, Gärdin enlisted with the Swedish Army in 1944 and, after graduating from the Higher Artillery College, served with Smålands Artillery Regiment A6 until 1962. From 1962-65 he was with the Boden Artillery Regiment A8 and from 1965-69 served with the Svea Artillery Regiment A1.

Gärdin retired from the military as a Colonel after commanding the Smålands Artillery Regiment A6 from 1973-76. Gärdin was the personal assistant to King Gustav VI Adolf from 1965-69 and in 1969 was briefly the head of Royal Military College Karlberg.

Gärdin also acted as a modern pentathlon coach and, after retiring from the military, was Vice-President of the International Modern Pentathlon Union. From 1984-96, he was a board member of the Swedish Olympic Committee and at the same time was also secretary-general of the Swedish Combined Events Association. From 1989-2000 Gärdin was chairman of the Swedish Olympic Academy.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1948

B
Individual
Individual Modern Pentathlon