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Åge Lundström

Olympic medal record

Men's Equestrian
Gold 1920 Antwerp Team eventing
Gold 1924 Paris Team jumping
Silver 1920 Antwerp Individual eventing

John Åge Lundström (8 June 1890 in Landskrona – 26 September 1975) was a Swedish Air Force general and horse rider who competed in the 1920 Summer Olympics and in the 1924 Summer Olympics.

Lundström became officer 1910 and was appointed liutenant at Livregementets dragoner 1916. He became an air force pilot 1924 and was appointed captain of the Swedish Air Force 1926. The same year he became teacher at the Royal Air Force Flight Academy. He was appointed commanding officer of the F 4 Frösön wing in 1931 and commanding officer of Royal Air Force Flight Academy during the years 1932-1943. In 1948 he was chief of staff of Folke Bernadotte's delegation in Palestine, and was an eyewitness to Bernadotte's assassination.[1] He reached the rank of Major General.

He was an equestrian trainer at Strömsholm during the year 1919-1921. He became Swedish champion in foil fencing 1914. In 1920 he and his horse Ysra were part of the Swedish equestrian team, which won the gold medal in the team eventing competition. They also won the silver medal in the individual eventing. He also competed in the individual jumping event with his horse Eros and finished 14th.

Four years later he and his horse Anvers won the gold medal with the Swedish jumping team. In the individual jumping event they finished tenth.


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