Bengt Nilsson

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Bengt Nilsson (17 February 1934 — 11 May 2018) was a Swedish high jumper. In 1954 he won the Swedish and European titles and set a European record at 2.11 m. He was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.[1] He was born in Härnösand, Sweden.[2]

Nilsson got injured at the 1956 Summer Olympics and finished only 26th.[3] He retired from athletics shortly thereafter.[1]

Nilsson died on 11 May 2018 at the age of 84.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bengt Nilsson. storagrabbar.se
  2. Bengt Nilsson. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. Bengt Nilsson. sports-reference.com
  4. Bengt Nilsson (Swedish)