Anna Larsson

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Anna Larsson
Anna Larsson 1945.jpg
Anna Larsson in 1945
Personal information
Nickname(s)Nora-Anna
NationalitySwedish
CitizenshipSwedish
Born(1922-01-02)2 January 1922
Died14 June 2003(2003-06-14) (aged 81)
Sport
CountrySweden
Sporttrack and field athletics, cross-country skiing
ClubIFK Nora

Anna Larsson, nickname: Nora-Anna, born 2 January 1922, dead 14 June 2003, was a Swedish track and field athlete and cross-country skier. As a track and field athlete, she competed for IFK Nora. She broke several women's running world records between 1944-1945.[1] After winning an 800 meters running event, she also became first female to run a victory lap at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.[2]

In 1945, she was awarded the Kamratmedaljen ward for best IFK performance of the year. As a cross-country skier, she won a 10 kilometers district champpionship title.

She worked home at the farm in Öskevik outside Nora until marrying in 1947.

World records[change | change source]

  • 27 August 1944 – 800 meters, time: 2.15,9, at Zinkensdamms IP, Stockholm, Sweden (Swedish national championships)
  • 19 August 1945 – 800 meters, time: 2.14,8, Olympia, Helsingborg, Sweden (Swedish national championship)
  • 30 August 1945 – 800 meters, time: 2.13,8, Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 5 September 1945 - 880 yards, time: 2.15,8, Stockholm Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden

References[change | change source]

  1. "In memoriam: Nora-Anna" (in Swedish). Svenska Friidrottsförbundet. 17 June 2003. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. "Anna Larsson – världsbäst på 800" (in Swedish). Sveriges Radio. 26 July 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2014.