Owe Jonsson
Owe Jonsson 1961.jpg
Jonsson in 1961
Personal information
Born23 November 1940[1]
Albacken, Sweden
Died29 September 1962 (aged 21)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)Sprint
ClubIFK Växjö[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)200 m – 20.7 (1962)[1]
Medal record
Representing  Sweden
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Belgrade 200 m

Owe Jonsson (23 November 1940 – 29 September 1962) was a Swedish sprinter, ice hockey player and bandy player.

Jonsson mostly competed in 100–400 m sprint events, winning seven national titles in 1960–1962. His favorite distance was 200 m, in which he broke the Swedish national record six times and won the European champion title in Belgrade in September 1962. Less than two weeks after that he died in a car accident on the road between his hometown, Växjö and Alvesta. A street near the athletics track in Växjö is named after him. Besides athletics, Jonsson also played ice hockey and bandy for Nässjö IF.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b Owe Jonsson. trackfield.brinkster.net
  2. ^ a b Owe Jonsson 1940–1962. storagrabbar.se