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Height  1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Personal best(s)  57.19 m (1947)
Sport  Athletics
Name  Bo Ericson

Event(s)  Hammer throw
Role  Ice hockey player
Club  Orgryte IS, Goteborg
Weight  81 kg
Bo Ericson
Born  28 January 1919Frolunda, Sweden
Died  14 February 1970 (aged 51) Karlstad, Sweden

Bo Evert Ericson (28 January 1919 – 14 February 1970) was a Swedish hammer thrower who won a gold medal at the 1946 European Athletics Championships in Oslo with a throw of 56.44 metres. He was also a finalist at the 1948 Olympics in London, but he finished in sixth place with a throw of 52.98 metres.

Ericson twice broke the Swedish national record for the hammer throw–in 1941 with a throw of 56.66 metres and, secondly, in 1947 with a throw of 57.19 metres–and held the record outright from 1941 until 1955. He was a ten-time winner of the hammer throw at the Swedish national championships.

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