Folke Alnevik

Folke Alnevik
Folke Alnevik.jpg
Personal information
Born (1919-12-31) 31 December 1919 (age 99)
Arbrå, Sweden
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 70 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 m
Club I14 IF, Gävle
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 m – 48.1 (1947)[1][2]

Arvid Folke Alnevik (born 31 December 1919) is a former Swedish sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres. He had his best results in the 4×400 metre relay, winning bronze medals at the 1946 European Championships and 1948 Summer Olympics.[1] Alnevik was a career military officer and retired with the rank of major. After that he worked as a sports functionary and was a driving force behind promotion of golf in Gävle area.[3] As of the 2018 Winter Olympics he holds the status as the oldest living Olympic medalist.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Folke Alnevik Archived 3 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Folke Alnevik. trackfield.brinkster.net.
  3. ^ Folke Alnevik. Swedish Olympic Committee.
  4. ^ https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1061971/worlds-oldest-olympic-champion-dies-aged-100