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Sven Eklund

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Died  1997 (aged 80–81)
Name  Sven Eklund


Born  December 3, 1916 (1916-12-03)

World Championship appearances  1 (1963)

Sven Axel Eklund (1916–1997) was a Swedish curler. He was the alternate on the team that represented Sweden during the 1963 Scotch Cup, the World Men's Curling Championship at the time. He was also a former president of the World Curling Federation and is a WCF Hall of Fame inductee.

Eklund curled out of the Åredalens Curlingklubb in Åre, Sweden with teammates John-Allan Månsson, Curt Jonsson, Gustav Larsson, and Magnus Berge when he represented Sweden at the 1963 Scotch Cup. He later became the captain of the Swedish national curling team, and he also became president of the International Curling Association, now known as the World Curling Federation. He was also active in the curling club Fjällgårdens CK.

In 1966 he was awarded with the Svenska Curlingförbundets Guldmedalj by the Swedish Curling Association. In 1982 he was awarded with the Elmer Freytag Award from the World Curling Federation.

In 1968 Eklund produced the Swedish curling manual Curling.

Personal life

Eklund was the father of actress Britt Ekland.

References

Sven Eklund Wikipedia


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