Swedes "on the podium" at European Championships
Here is a little curiosity regarding good Swedish placements at the European Championships for Finn.
In 1956, the very first European Championship was sailed. The place was Loosdrechter, Holland. Won the first European Championship Gold did Jurgen Vogler GDR. Silver medalist was D Poissant FRA and Bronze medalist was Andre Nelis BEL.
And so to the Swedish placements "on the podium": 1961 Göran Andersson (Silver), 1962 Boris Jakobson (Gold), 1963 Boris Jakobson (Gold) and Bernt Andersson (Bronze), 1967 Arved von Grünewald (Gold), 1968 Arne Åkerson ( Gold), 1969 Arne Åkerson (Gold), Börje Säll (Silver) and Guy Liljegren (Bronze), 1970 Thomas Lundqvist (Gold) and Guy Liljegren (Silver), 1971 Magnus Olin (Silver), 1972 Thomas Lundqvist (Silver) and Magnus Olin (Bronze), 1973 Lennart Gustafsson (Silver), 1974 Guy Liljegren (Gold), 1979 Kent Carlsson (Bronze), 1986 Johan Hedberg (Silver), 1994 Fredrik Lööf (Bronze), 1995 Fredrik Lööf (Silver), 2010 Daniel Birgmark (Bronze) and 2018 Max Salminen (Bronze).
Sailor greetings Torsten Jarnstam / SWE 111
Chairman of the Swedish Finn Association