Colonel Sven Thofelt´s medalbar

Colonel Sven Thofelt´s medalbar


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Colonel Sven Alfred Thofelt (19 May 1904 – 1 February 1993) was a Swedish modern penthathlete and fencer who competed at the 1928, 1932, 1936 and 1948 summer Olympics. In the modern pentathlon he won the gold medal in 1928 and finished fourth in 1932 and 1936. In fencing, he won two medals in the team épéé in 1936 and 1948 while finishing ninth individually in 1932.[Nationally Thofelt won six titles in the modern pentathlon, three in the individual épée, and one in the 4×100 m freestyle swimming.Thofelt was a career officer, graduating from the Royal Military Academy in 1924 and retiring in 1964 in the rank of colonel. In parallel her served as a sports administrator. In 1948 he became Secretary-General of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne, and in 1960–1988 served as its president. He was also president of the Swedish Fencing Federation (1968) and of the Executive Board of the Swedish Olympic Committee (1969–76). Between 1970 and 1976 Thofelt was an IOC member and later an honorary member

The medalbar has following decorations:

  1. King Gustav V 90-years birthday commemorative medal, 1948 (gilt silver) Sweden
  2. Commemorative medal of  King Gustav V death,1950 (silver) Sweden
  3. Commemorative medal of the first Lingiad, 1939 (gilt silver) Sweden
  4. Swedish military sports association medal in gold, first type (gilt silver)
  5. Swedish sports association merit medal in gold, 1909, (gilt silver)
  6. Swedish fencing associations merit medal in gold (gilt silver)

Condition: Very good/Excellent

Manufacturer: Sporrong

Hallmarks: Several