Pontus Hanson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pontus Hanson

Swedish swimmer

Date of Birth: 24-May-1894

Place of Birth: Kristinehamn, Värmland County, Sweden

Date of Death: 04-Dec-1962

Profession: swimmer, water polo player

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Pontus Hanson

  • Pontus Hanson (24 May 1894 – 4 December 1962) was a Swedish water polo player and swimmer, who won a bronze medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics in the 200 m breaststroke.
  • In water polo he won bronze medals in 1908 and 1920 and a silver in 1912.
  • His brother Sven competed in the 200 m breaststroke at the 1912 Olympics.Hanson worked as a government official, and in parallel took active part in the development of swimming in Sweden, acting as a sports functionary in 1905–1922.

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