Knut Lindberg, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Knut Lindberg

Swedish athlete

Date of Birth: 02-Feb-1882

Place of Birth: Domkyrkoförsamlingen i Göteborg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden

Date of Death: 04-Apr-1961

Profession: businessperson, association football player, athletics competitor

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Knut Lindberg

  • Knut Andreas "Knatten" Lindberg (2 February 1882 – 6 April 1961) was a Swedish athlete who competed at the 1906 Intercalated Games and the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics.
  • He had his best results in 1906, when he won a silver medal in javelin throw and finished fifth in ancient pentathlon and sixth in the 100 m race.
  • He won another silver medal in 1912, with the Swedish 4 × 100 m relay team, but failed to reach the finals in all his other events in 1908 and 1912, which included sprint and javelin throw.Lindberg won 15 national athletics titles: nine over 100 m (1902, 1904–1909, 1911 and 1912); three over 200 m (1908–1909 and 1912) and three over 110 m hurdles (1907–1909).
  • He was also part of the Örgryte IS football team that won the Swedish championships in 1902 and 1904–1907.
  • In 1910 he beat to death a taxi driver, but his defense lawyer managed to lower his sentence to seven months.

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