Great Olympians

Biographies - NIL


Nil Kyaw Yin

B. 1925-06-06, represented Burma (now Myanmar)
Weightlifting
1952 HP
Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 14th 24
24


Nil Tun Maung

B. 1931-09-30, Mergui, Burma (now Myanmar)
Weightlifting
1952 1956 1960 HP
Featherweight (-60 kg) 14th 408.0038
Lightweight (-67.5 kg) 8th dnf
408.0038


Patrick Joseph Nilan

B. 1941-06-30, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Hockey (1 silver, 1 bronze)
1964 1968 1972 HP
Men's Team bronze silver fifth 4158
4158


Nyein Nil Ba

B. 1923-11-01, Mandalay, Myanmar (then Birma); D. 1979-07-08
Boxing
1952 HP
Men's Featherweight (-57 kg) R1 1.165
1.165


Nathaniel Niles

B. 1886-07-05, Boston, Mass., USA; D. 1932-07-11
Figure Skating
1920 1924 1928 HP
Men's Individual sixth sixth 15th 1935
Mixed Pairs fourth sixth 9th 3000
4935

Olympic Competjtor nr 7049


Boonlert Nilpirom

B. 1947-09-10, Krung Thep, Thailand
Football
1968 HP
Men's Team R1:4th 7.25
7.25


Adolf Nilsen

B. 1895-03-03, Stavanger, Norway; D. 1983-10
Rowing (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Men's Eights bronze 1280
1280


Birger Nilsen

Olympic Competitor nr 1776

Apparently he was still a Norwegian citizen when he registered for the US draft to WWI,


Birger Nilsen

B. 1896-10-10, Oslo, Norway; D. 1968-10-19
Wrestling - Freestyle
1928 HP
Men's Lightweight (-66 kg) BrFi 2400
2400


Bjørn Hervik Nilsen

B. 1937-06-15, Stavanger, Norway; D. 1966-02-06
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's 100 metres R1:6th 0.0000000059
Men's 200 metres R1:3rd 0.025
0.0250000059


Einar Nilsen

B. 1901-11-18, Drammen, Norway
Bowing
1920 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) R1 79.13
79.13


Erling Nilsen

B. 1910-12-30, Moss, Norway; D. 1984-04-22
Boxing (1 bronze)
1936 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+79.4 kg) bronze 3840
3840


Harald Nilsen

B. 1955-02-09, Flekkefjord, Norway
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1976 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 500 metres SF:5th 17.2
17.2


Henrik Nilsen

B. 1896-11-03, Bergen, Norway; D. 1973-08-08
Gymnastics (1 silver)
1920 HP
Men's Team combined, Free system silver 1000
1000


Kristoffer Nilsen

B. 1901-05-23, Oslo, Norway; D. 1975-09-06
Boxing
1924 HP
Men's Lightweight (-61.2 kg) R1 1.165
1.165


Laila Schou Nilsen

B. 1919-03-18, Oslo, Norway; D. 1998-07-30
Alpine Skiing (1 bronze)
1936 1948 HP
Women's Combined bronze 13th 3859.2
Women's Downhill 7th 300
Women's Slalom 14th 16
4175.2


Nils Kristian Nilsen

B. 1952-12-29, Oslo, Norway
Ice Hockey
1980 HP
Men's Team QU:6th 26
26

He was also on the team in 1972, but did not play.


Olav Nilsen

B. 1902-04-05, Oslo, Norway; D. 1944-04-25
Boxing
1928 HP
Men's Flyweight (-50.8 kg) R2 79.13
79.13


Rune Nilsen

B. 1923-09-15, Halden, Norway; D. 1998-07-19
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's Triple Jump fifth 1500
1500


Svein Erik Nilsen

B. 1944-07-25, Bærum, Norway
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Coxless Fours Rep:3rd 10.88
10.88


Thor Sverre Nilsen

B. 1931-10-05, Bærum, Norway
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxed Fours 2Rep:2nd 324
324


Oddvar Wenner Nilssen

B. 1920-10-22, Oslo, Norway; D. 1979-04-15
Shooting
1952 HP
Rapid−Fire Pistol 37th 0.0006
0.0006


(Karl) Åke Nilsson (1)

B. 1937-12-12, Nyköping, Sweden
Canoeing - Kayak Sprint
1960 HP
Men's Kayak Singles 4x500 metres Relay SF:3rd 68
68


(Karl) Åke Nilsson (2)

B. 1945-04-29, Bollnäs, Sweden
Athletics
1968 HP
Men's Javelin Throw sixth 960
960


(Nils) Åke Nilsson

B. 1927-09-10, Storlien, Sweden; D. 1991-09-05
Alpine Skiing
1948 1952 1956 HP
Men's Downhill 38th 27th 0.040192
Men's Combined 19th 1.2
Men's Giant Slalom 21st 20th 1.64
Men's Slalom dnf 18th 14th 18.56
21.440192


Arto Harald Nilsson

B. 1948-03-19, Helsinki, Finland; D. 2019-07-11
Boxing (1 bronze)
1968 HP
Men's Light−Welterweight (-63.5 kg) bronze 3120
3120


August Nilsson

B. 1872-10-15, Eslöv, Sweden; D. 1921-05-23
Track and Field & Tug of War (1 gold)
1900 HP
Men's Pole Vault 8th 384
Men's Shot Put 9th 240
Men's Tug of War gold 3200
3824

Olympic Competitor nr 829


Axel-Herman Nilsson

B. 1894-12-31, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1969-05-12
Ski Jumping & Nordic Combined
1924 1928 HP
Men's Ski Jumping sixth fourth 3360
Men's Nordic Combined fifth 1500
4860


(Nils) Bengt Nilsson

B. 1934-02-17, Härnösand, Sweden; D. 2018-05-11
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's High Jump QU:26th 0.096
0.096


Herman Bernhard "Bernt" Nilsson

B. 1939-08-22, Göteborg, Sweden
Aquatics - Swimming
1960 HP
Men's 200 metres Breaststroke R1:23rd 0.32
0.32


(Stig) Börje (Lennart) Nilsson

B. 1935-06-28, Emmaboda, Sweden
Shooting
1968 HP
Free Pistol 26th 0.096
0.096


Carin Nilsson

B. 1904-12-10, Stockholm, Sweden; D. 1999-12-20
Aquatics - Swimming (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Women's 100 m Freestyle SF:6th 4.32
Women's 300 m Freestyle SF:3rd 256
Women's 4x100 m Free-style Relay bronze 640
900.32


Carl Nilsson

Olympic Competitor nr 6629


Christopher William Bunny "Chris" Nilsson

B. 1947-02-16, Hastings, New Zealand
Rowing
1972 HP
Men's Coxed Fours sixth 480
480


Dagmar Nilsson

Olympic Competitor nr 6408


Einar Nilsson

B. 1891-06-08, Råneå, Sweden; D. 1937-02-22
Athletics
1912 1920 HP
Men's Shot Put 7th fifth 1900
Men's Shot Put, two-handed fifth 1000
Men's Discus Throw QU:10th 100
Men's Discu Throw, two-handed QU:4th 1600
Men's Pentathlon 14th 16
Men's Decathlon dnf 0.016
4616.016

Olympic Competitor nr 5904


Eric Nils Nilsson

B. 1926-12-26, Ånge, Sweden
Athletics - Track & Field
1952 HP
Men's 3000m Steeplechase R1:11th 0.0078
0.0078


Erik Henry Sixten Nilsson

B. 1916-08-06, Limhamm, Sweden; D. 1995-09-09
Football (1 gold, 1 bronze)
1948 1952 HP
Men's Team gold bronze 4480
4480


Ernst Nilsson

B. 1891-05-10, Malmö, Sweden; D. 1971-02-11
Greco-Roman Wrestling & Freestyle Wrestling (1 bronze)
1912 1920 1924 HP
GR Men's Middleweight B (-82.5 kg) R4 1716
GR Men's Heavyweight (+82.5 kg) QF R4
FR Men's Heavyweight (+80 kg) bronze 6240
FR Men's Heavyweight (+87 kg) fourth
7956

Olympic Competitor nr 6078

In the Freestyle in Antwerpen, he wrestled with Fred Meyer for half an hour for the bronze medal, after which it was called a draw and both fighters received a bronze.


Evert Nilsson

B. 1894-10-22, Gamleby, Sweden; D. 1973-02-14
Athletics
1920 1924 HP
Men's Decathlon fifth dnf 1000.00064
Men's Pentathlon 10th 9th 260
1260.00064


Folke Nilsson

B. 1907-06-23, Uppsala, Sweden; D. 1980-06-21
Cycling - Road
1932 HP
Men's Road Race, Individual 21st 0.8
Men's Road Race, Team (bronze) -
0.8


Gunnar Nilsson

Olympic Competitor nr 6509


(Nils) Gunnar (Lorentz) Nilsson

B. 1923-03-03, Grevie, Sweden; D. 2005-05-12
Boxing (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+80 kg) silver 6000
6000


Gustaf Nilsson

B. 1899-03-02, Landskrona, Sweden; D. 1980-01-26
Greco-Roman Wrestling
1920 HP
Men's Lightweight (-67.5 kg) R2 40.5
40.5


Hans Evert Nilsson

B. 1946-09-05, Nyköping, Sweden
Canoeing - Sprint Kayak
1968 1972 HP
Men's Kayak Fours 1000 metres fourth 8th 928
928


Harry Nilsson

B. 1897-05-09, Källna, Sweden; D. 1970-05-29
Freestyle Wrestling & Greco-Roman Wrestling
1924 HP
FR Men's Middleweight (-79 kg) QF 492
GR Men's Middleweight (-75 kg) R4 101.4
593.4


Ingeborg Margrethe Nilsson

B. 1924-11-23, Oslo, Norway; D. 1995-02-03
Figure Skating
1952 HP
Women's Singles 24th 0.24
0.24


Ivar Bengt Nilsson

B. 1933-06-12, Göteborg, Sweden; D. 2019-02-26
Speed Skating
1960 1964 HP
Men's 1500 metres 19th 1.6
Men's 5000 metres 7th 7th 800
Men's 10000 metres fourth 10th 1700
2501.6


Jan Ragnar Nilsson

B. 1947-02-06, Ragunda, Sweden
Luge
1968 HP
Men's Singles 23rd 0.384
Doubles 13th 32
32.384


Johan Nilsson

Olympic Competitor nr 5439


(Erling Martin) Jonny Nilsson

B. 1943-02-09, Göteborg, Sweden
Speed Skating (1 gold)
1964 1968 HP
Men's 5000 metres sixth 7th 1040
Men's 10000 metres gold sixth 7040
8080


Karl-Erik Nilsson

B. 1922-01-04, Stehag, Sweden
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 gold, 2 bronze)
1948 1952 1956 HP
Light heavyweight (-87 kg) gold bronze bronze 21600
21600


Karl-Gustaf Nilsson

Olympic Competitor nr 4115


Kjell-Åke Lennart Nilsson

B. 1942-04-05, Östmark, Sweden
Athletics - Track & Field
1960 1964 HP
Men's High Jump 7th sixth 1560
1560


(Birger) Lars-Göran Nilsson

B. 1944-03-09, Jokkmokk, Sweden
Ice Hockey
1968 1972 HP
Men"s Team fourth fourth 1600
1600


Magnus Nilsson

Olympic Competitor nr 6361


May Ingeborg Nilsson

B. 1921-05-05, Å,re, Sweden; D. 2009-11-07
Alpine Skiing
1948 HP
Women's Downhill 18th 1.92
Women's Combined 15th 7.5
Women's Slalom 10th 100
109.42


Nils Erik Nilsson

B. 1936-03-08, Forshaga, Sweden; D. 2017-06-24
Ice Hockey (1 silver)
1956 1960 1964 HP
Men's Team (fourth) fifth silver 3102
3102


Oscar Nilsson

B. 1896-04-10, Sireköpinge, Sweden; D. 1974-05-05
Equestrianism - Miscelaneous
1920 HP
Voltige, Individual 16th 8
8


Oskar Nilsson

B. 1897-01-25, Ringarum, Sweden; D. 1958-03-29
Equestrianism - Miscelaneous (1 bronze)
1920 HP
Voltige, Individual 15th 12.5
Voltige, Team bronze 640
652.5


Otto Nilsson

Olympic Competitor nr 3741


Ove Allan Nilsson

B. 1928-11-13, Falkenberg, Sweden; D. 2013-02-13
Rowing
1952 HP
Men's Coxed Pairs 1Rep:2nd 65
65


Per Nilsson

Olympic Competitor nr 5994


Roland Fritz Nilsson

B. 1924-11-26, Svandbruk, Sweden; D. 2014-02-21
Athletics
1948 1952 HP
Men's Shot Put QU:14th fifth 1524
Men's Discus Throw 7th 600
2124


Stina Nilsson

B. 1993-06-24, Mora, Sweden
Cross-Country Skiing (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
2014 2018 HP
Sprint 10th gold 6500
Skiathlon 10th 100
30 km Classical bronze 2560
Team Sprint bronze silver 4920
4 x 5 km Relay silver 1000
13080


Sven-Åke Nilsson

B. 1951-09-13, Malmö, Sweden
Cycling - Road
1972 1976 HP
Men's Road Race 43rd 29th 0.0240384
Men's 100 km Team Time Trial fifth 7th 1050
1050.0240384


Sverre Nilsson

B. 1899-01-07, Oslo, Norway, lived in Malmö, represented Sweden; D. 1961-07-18
Freestyle Wrestling
1924 HP
Men's Featherweight (-61 kg) R2 40.5
40.5


Thomas Hilt Nilsson

B. 1926-04-09, Ljungby, Sweden; D. 2014-11-18
Athletics - Track & Field
1956 HP
Men's Marathon 9th 240
240


Tor Folke René Nilsson

B. 1919-03-20, Lund, Sweden; D. 1989-04-13
Greco-Roman Wrestling (1 silver)
1948 HP
Men's Heavyweight (+87 kg) silver 6000
6000


(Stig) Ulf Nilsson

B. 1948-02-28, Göteborg, Sweden
Sailing
1972 HP
Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy (Flying Dutchman) 12th 50
50


Written 2001-07-20 - last modified 2022-08-10

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