Sten Pettersson

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Sten Pettersson
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Personal information
Born 11 September 1902
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 1 June 1984 (aged 81)
Stockholm, Sweden
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 79 kg (174 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 110, 400 m hurdles; 400 m
Club IK Göta, Bromma
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 110 m hurdles – 14.5 (1930)
400 m hurdles – 52.4 (1928)
400 m – 49.5 (1929)

Sten Karl Leopold "Sten-Pelle" Pettersson (11 September 1902 – 1 June 1984) was a Swedish track and field athlete who competed in sprint and hurdling events. He competed at the 1924, 1928 and 1932 Summer Olympics in the 110 and 400 m hurdles and 400 m and 4 × 400 m sprint relay (six events in total), he won a bronze medal in the 110 m hurdles in 1924, and finished fourth in the 400 m hurdles and 4 × 400 m relay in 1928, while failing to reach the finals on other occasions.[1]

Pettersson held two world records, for about a year each, in the 110 m (1927–1928) and 400 m hurdles (1925–1927); in 1925 he became the first recipient of the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal.[2]

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Awards
Preceded by
None
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
1925
Succeeded by
Arne Borg and Edvin Wide