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Jonny Nilsson, Olympic speedskating champ in ‘64, dies at 79

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Jonny Nilsson, a Swedish speedskater who received the gold medal within the 10,000 meters on the Winter Olympics at Innsbruck in 1964, has died. He was 79.

Nilsson’s loss of life was introduced by his spouse, Marianne, on Wednesday. She informed Swedish information company TT that he died through the night time.

Nilsson had been affected by prostate most cancers and mentioned final yr his situation was getting worse.

He was the world champion within the 10,000 in 1962, and once more within the 5,000, 10,000 and allround competitors in Karuizawa, Japan, in 1963, setting world-record marks in all three disciplines.

The Olympic gold the next yr was his final worldwide title. He additionally earned 17 Swedish titles in complete throughout the 1,500, 5,000, 10,000 and allround occasions.

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