Klas Lestander

1931 - 2023

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Klas Ivar Vilhelm Lestander (18 April 1931 – 13 January 2023) was a Swedish biathlete who won a gold medal at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley. Lestander started as a cross-country skier, but he was also an experienced hunter, and thus ended up with biathlon. At the 1960 Olympics he placed 15th out of 30 in skiing, but became the first international competitor to ever hit all 20 targets, and hence won the gold medal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klas Lestander has received more than 20,825 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Klas Lestander is the 161st most popular athlete (up from 469th in 2019), the 413th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 672nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Athlete.

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Over the past year Klas Lestander has had the most page views in the with 3,067 views, followed by English (2,012), and Russian (896). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latvian (133.98%), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (103.53%), and Persian (101.56%)


Among athletes, Klas Lestander ranks 161 out of 6,025Before him are John Carlos, Silvio Cator, Carlos Lopes, Gretel Bergmann, Galina Zybina, and Viggo Jensen. After him are Gioacchino Guaragna, Johan Grøttumsbråten, Albin Stenroos, Robert Shavlakadze, Ralph Craig, and Vsevolod Bobrov.

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Among people born in 1931, Klas Lestander ranks 214Before him are Ole-Johan Dahl, Bob Anderson, Chuck Feeney, Sven Tumba, Galina Zybina, and Camillo Ruini. After him are Dean Jones, Koichi Sugiyama, Caroline Graham, David Janssen, Joseph Joffo, and Bridget Riley. Among people deceased in 2023, Klas Lestander ranks 261Before him are Ian Hacking, Yuri Manin, Doyle Brunson, Patricia Bredin, Jerry Springer, and Cēzars Ozers. After him are Alexei Starobinsky, Robert Blake, Aracy Balabanian, Bernard Morel, Mariya Pisareva, and The Iron Sheik.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Klas Lestander ranks 413 out of 1,879Before him are Slim Borgudd (1946), Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874), Peter Artedi (1705), Bernhard Karlgren (1889), Sven Tumba (1931), and Ralf Edström (1952). After him are Johan Tobias Sergel (1740), Esaias Tegnér (1782), Pehr Kalm (1716), Joe Hill (1879), Lars Norén (1944), and Åsa Larsson (1966).

Among ATHLETES In Sweden

Among athletes born in Sweden, Klas Lestander ranks 3Before him are Sigfrid Edström (1870), and Eric Lemming (1880). After him are Oscar Swahn (1847), Henrik Sjöberg (1875), Nils von Kantzow (1885), Karl Staaf (1881), August Nilsson (1872), Erik Lundqvist (1908), John Ljunggren (1919), Gert Fredriksson (1919), and Henry Eriksson (1920).