Gunde Anders SVAN

Sweden SWE

Cross-Country Skiing

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Sarajevo 1984
  • Year of Birth
    1962
Olympic Results

Biography

Gunde Anders SVAN

At the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, 22-year-old Gunde Anders Svan won two gold medals (15km and 4x10km relay), one silver (50km) and one bronze (30km). His victory in the 15km race earned him the title as the youngest man ever to win an Olympic cross-country event.

In the relay, he skied the anchor leg for Sweden. Taking off a fraction of a second after the USSR, he tracked Nikolai Zimyatov for nine of the ten kilometers and then passed him and pulled away to win by 10.2 seconds.

Four years later at the Calgary Games, Svan skied another critical relay leg. Halfway through the race, Sweden was in a virtual tie with the USSR. Svan took over and pulled away to a 27-second lead that allowed Sweden to win by 12.7 seconds. Five days later, Svan won the 50km by more than a minute to bring his career gold medal total to four.

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Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Calgary 1988

#13
15 kilometres, Classical
15 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
#10
30 kilometres, Classical
30 kilometres, Classical Cross Country Skiing
G
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
G
50 kilometres, Freestyle
50 kilometres, Freestyle Cross Country Skiing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Sarajevo 1984

G
15 kilometres
15 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
B
30 kilometres
30 kilometres Cross Country Skiing
G
4 × 10 kilometres Relay
4 × 10 kilometres Relay Cross Country Skiing
S
50 kilometres
50 kilometres Cross Country Skiing

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