Anna Larsson (athlete)
Swedish middle-distance runner / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anna "Nora-Anna" Larsson (2 January 1922 – 14 June 2003) was a Swedish middle-distance runner who set several world records in 1944–1945. After winning an 800 meters running event in 1945 she became the first woman to run a victory lap at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium.
Swedish middle-distance runner
|Born||(1922-01-02)2 January 1922|
Nora Mountain Parish, Sweden
|Died||14 June 2003(2003-06-14) (aged 81)|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 m – 2:13.8 (1945)|
Larsson won seven consecutive national 800 m titles in 1943–1949 and never lost an 800 m race in her career. In 1945, she was awarded the Kamratmedaljen award for best IFK performance of the year. She worked at the family farm in Öskevik outside Nora until marrying in 1947.