Sven-Olov Sjödelius

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Sven-Olov Sjödelius
Sven-Olov Sjödelius at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Born(1933-06-13)13 June 1933
Svärta, Sweden
Died29 March 2018(2018-03-29) (aged 84)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
SportCanoe racing
ClubNyköpings Kanotklubb
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome K-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo K-2 1000 m
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1950 Copenhagen K-4 1000 m
Bronze medal – third place 1958 Prague K-1 4×500 m
Silver medal – second place 1963 Jajce K-1 10000 m

Sven-Olov Sjödelius (13 June 1933 – 29 March 2018) was a Swedish sprint canoeist who competed from the early 1950s to the early 1960s. He won two gold medals in the K-2 1000 m event at the 1960 and 1964 Olympics, as well as three medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.

Sjödelius died of respiratory failure on 30 March 2018 at the age of 84.[1]

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